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Cover Girl (1944) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Arthur Schwartz.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lionel Banks, Cary Odell; Interior Decoration: Fay BabcockNominated
Best CinematographyRudolph Maté, Allen M. DaveyNominated
Best Music - ScoringMorris Stoloff, Carmen DragonWon
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Ira GershwinNominated
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Review: Cover Girl (1944): Hayworth and Kelly

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 13, 2019 From 4 Star Films

In the thick of the war years, Cover Girl stands as a beacon of unadulterated Technicolor lavishness permeating the screen. It proved a fine diversion from the day-to-day, which was wildly popular in its?time as a vehicle for beloved screen star and Pin-Up, Rita Hayworth. Watching Cover Girl now, it... Read full article


'Motion Picture', November 1931: Carole as cover girl

By carole_and_co on Jul 15, 2018 From Carole & Co.

This enchanting Marland Stone artwork of Carole Lombard graced the cover of the November 1931 issue of Motion Picture magazine. And while there's no inside article expressly about her, there are some other Lombard tidbits.For example, she's mentioned in a story about hometown folk (in this case, "ho... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: COVER GIRL (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Rita Hayworth gets top billing in director Charles Vidor’s musical romance, Cover Girl (1944), but most modern viewers will be drawn to the picture as an early Gene Kelly vehicle, and it’s true that the movie would be a lot less memorable without him. Although it’s not the most ico... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: COVER GIRL (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Rita Hayworth gets top billing in director Charles Vidor’s musical romance, Cover Girl (1944), but most modern viewers will be drawn to the picture as an early Gene Kelly vehicle, and it’s true that the movie would be a lot less memorable without him. Although it’s not the most ico... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: COVER GIRL (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Rita Hayworth gets top billing in director Charles Vidor’s musical romance, Cover Girl (1944), but most modern viewers will be drawn to the picture as an early Gene Kelly vehicle, and it’s true that the movie would be a lot less memorable without him. Although it’s not the most ico... Read full article


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Quotes from

Genius: [From the song "Who's Complaining?" which dealt with food rationing during World War Two] "Because of Axis trickery, my coffee now is chicory, and I can rarely purloin a sirloin... No complaining, through the campaigning. Who cares if the carrots are few? I'll feed myself on artichokes, until that Nazi party chokes, so long as they don't ration, my passion, for you!"


Genius: I don't feel good.
Rusty Parker: Oh, you don't? Where?
Genius: In the hall.


Danny McGuire: [indicates Noel Wheaton] This gentleman has been in the theater a good many years.
[to Wheaton]
Danny McGuire: Now, you've been in my theater a good many years too. Why don't you be a good boy and scram?


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Facts about

Several Conover Cover Girl models appear in this film.
Columbia Pictures gave Gene Kelly almost complete control over the making of this film, and many of his ideas contributed to its lasting success. He removed several of the sound stage walls so that he, Rita Hayworth, and Phil Silvers could dance along an entire street in one take. He also used trick photography so that he could dance with himself in one sequence.
As she stated in her autobiography, Lauren Bacall had been wanted by Columbia to appear in this film as Harper's Bazaar cover girl (as she had appeared on Harper's Bazaar cover in March 1943), but instead filmed To Have and Have Not at Warner Bros. and became a star.
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