BUtterfield 8 Overview:

BUtterfield 8 (1960) was a Drama Film directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Pandro S. Berman and Kathryn Hereford.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by John O'Hara published in 1935.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorWon
Best CinematographyJoseph Ruttenberg, Charles HartenNominated
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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 14, 2017 From Flickers in Time

BUtterfield 8 Directed by Daniel Mann Written by Charles Schnee and John Michael Hayes 1960/USA Afton-Linebrook First viewing/Netflix rental Elizabeth Taylor is not bad here but was better in other, better, films. The Hayes Code is still in force. ?Gloria Wandrous (Taylor) works as a “m... Read full article


The Style Essentials--Elizabeth Taylor Calls on Helen Rose Style in 1960's BUTTERFIELD 8

on Jul 12, 2011 From GlamAmor

Daniel Mann's Butterfield 8 is one of the films that I recently discussed during a Turner Classic Movies podcast with Scott McGee when looking at the career of one of my favorite costume designers, Helen Rose. Because we weren't able to indulge in all of its wonderful wardrobe, I wanted to make sur... Read full article


Haiku #6: Butterfield 8

By FlickChick on May 3, 2011 From A Person in the Dark

A Movie Haiku in memory of Elizabeth Taylor:Butterfield Eight Gin in the a.m.,the easy woman's mouthwash.Where the hell am I? This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now.... Read full article


Butterfield 8

By RBuccicone on Apr 18, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Butterfield 8 (1960) ???? Elizabeth Taylor‘s sexuality seemed to be the guiding part of her career in the years surrounding 1960. She had done Cat on a Hot Tin Roof two years prior and would do Cleopatra two films after Butterfield 8? –a story of a woman who is a bit too liberal with her... Read full article


BUtterfield 8 (1960)

By Dawn on Sep 25, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

BUtterfield 8(1960) film directed by Daniel Mann. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. Taylor won an Academy Award for her performance. The film begins when sophisticated call girl Gloria, wakes up in Weston Liggett's apartment. She is heartbroken when she finds the $250 dollars he... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Jescott: Vulgarity has its uses.


Gloria Wandrous: I spent the night with Steve's girlfriend, Norma.
Mrs. Wandrous: Ah, isn't that nice! She knows a boy whose girlfriend is that unselfish!
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: That's a girl who won't have a girlfriend long.
Gloria Wandrous: A compliment from you, Mrs. Thurber?
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: I must have said it wrong!


Gloria Wandrous: You act like a man who's expecting his wife back in town.
Weston Liggett: Look, Gloria, I have to spend at least tonight with her.
Gloria Wandrous: A good night's sleep will be the best thing for you.


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Facts about

Before Elizabeth Taylor could start Cleopatra for a $1 million salary, she was legally bound to finish her MGM contract by doing this film, which she hated, for her standard $125,000 salary.
Prior to the advent of digital technology, telephone exchanges were named instead of being numbered. Thus, Butterfield 8 (BU8 or 288) was the name of the exchange that provided service to ritzy precincts of Manhattan's Upper East Side
Elizabeth Taylor has stated many times over the years that BUtterfield 8 is not one of her favorite films and feels she won the Oscar because of her recent illness rather than her performance.
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