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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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'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


Cover Girl (1944)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 20, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth) is a chorus girl at Danny McGuire’s place (Gene Kelly), however she has the chance of a lifetime to be the cover girl of a major magazine. She is going places with a rich suitor who wants to hire her and then propose marriage. Rusty neglects her old job and it leav... Read full article


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Quotes from

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?


John Coudair: What would you do if your youth should walk in that door?
Cornelia 'Stonewall' Jackson: I'd put braces on its teeth.


Danny McGuire: [Addressing Genius] You're a 'genius' at everything but minding your own business, aren't ya'?


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Facts about

The song "Put Me To the Test" was a complete reworking of an instrumental used in the 1937 Fred Astaire musical A Damsel in Distress The lyrics for it had already been written by Ira Gershwin, and the original melody by his brother George, but because the song had already been heard only as an instrumental in that film, George Gershwin's melody was discarded in favor of a new one by Jerome Kern when "Cover Girl" was made, and Ira Gershwin's lyrics to the song were finally heard.
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.
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