A Star is Born Overview:

A Star is Born (1954) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Jack L. Warner, Sidney Luft and Vern Alves.

A Star is Born was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames MasonNominated
Best ActressJudy GarlandNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Malcolm Bert, Gene Allen, Irene Sharaff; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsNominated
Best Costume DesignJean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg, Irene SharaffNominated
Best Music - ScoringRay HeindorfNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Ira GershwinNominated
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Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937) 1) Pick a number, four or five… So, how many versions of this movie are there, really? Well, most classic film fans would say a definite ‘four,’ end of story — which would be the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March... Read full article


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Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born

By Carol Martinheira on May 24, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born On May 24, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time when Bette Davis was not a star. Yet, between 1930 and 1933 she was mostly a supporting player with little scree... Read full article


A Star is Born (2018)

By Alyson on Jan 23, 2019 From The Best Picture Project

A Star is Born is a story that seems to be revived every couple decades. The first film was in 1937. A remake with Judy Garland and James Mason came in 1954. And another came to be with Barbara Streisand in 1976. Now, with Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper stars and has made his directorial debut with his n... Read full article


A Star is Born - FINALLY!

By FlickChick on Oct 5, 2018 From A Person in the Dark

Let me get this out of the way - I absolutely love this latest version of "A Star is Born." There's no denying it - Lady Gaga is a star Having seen all prior versions, as well as the inspirational "What Price Hollywood?", I consider this one film story that periodically begs a remake/update becau... Read full article


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Judge George J. Barnes: Were you Norman Maine the actor?
Norman Maine: Yes.


Matt Libby: [after being introduced to Esther] Esther Blodgett? Well, we'll do something about that. Anyway, nice to have you with us.


Matt Libby: This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, with a whimper.


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The set for the musical number "Lose That Long Face" was created by taking New Orleans building facades left over from A Streetcar Named Desire and spray painting them white.
A torch song supreme which was nominated for an Oscar, "The Man That Got Away" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ira Gershwin) had been photographed in three diverse schemes on a nightclub floor using distinctly different camera setups, lighting, placement of the band members and furniture, costuming for Judy Garland and the musicians, hairstyles for Miss Garland, and bits of business before she sings. (In the initial footage, Tommy Noonan lightly shoves Judy off the piano bench. In the next design, Judy serves coffee to Tommy and the on-screen trumpeter.) Ultimately, the "dark" version was chosen - with the club appearing somewhat cavernous in mostly dark-brownish hews, plus Judy wearing a navy-blue dress. The various permutations of this famous film number can be compared on the DVD from Warner Home Video.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 16 seconds.
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Inducted 2000
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