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Golden Boy (1939) was a Sports - Black-and-white Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by William Perlberg.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringVictor YoungNominated
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Golden Boy (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 20, 2019 From 4 Star Films

“See you in 1960. Maybe you’ll be someone by then. ” ~ Barbara Stanwyck? At the Academy Awards?in 1978, Bill Holden took a momentary aside to thank his co-presenter, Barbara Stanwyck, for her encouragement and support in helping to forge his career in its nascent stages. That pictu... Read full article


The 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: Day 3

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 19, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

We’ve finally arrived at the last day of the 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration! As usual, I didn’t see the time passing and we’re sad that this wonderful event has to come to an end very soon. I’m very grateful to Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywo... Read full article


The 4th Golden Boy Blogathon: Day 2

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

The 4th Golden Boy Blogthon: A William Holden Celebration continues on Michaela’s blog Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Please visit the following link to submit your entry if you are posting today and/or read them: http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2019/04/day-2-of-fourth-golden-boy... Read full article


Day 1: 4th Wonderful William Holden Golden Boy Blogathon

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

The Flapper Dame Today is day one of three of the 4th Wonderful Golden Boy Blogathon and is also the actual day of William Holden?s Birthday!!!! He is 101 and still is and always will be a handsome man!! Michaela, Ginnie and I have a bunch of awesome entries to present so here we go! Maddy Lov... Read full article


The Golden Boy Blogathon is back!!

By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 20, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I was a bit hesitant to host the Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration again this year (lack of time) but, this really is an event I simply cannot skip! So, I’m back hosting it for the fourth consecutive year! My friends Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Emily from T... Read full article


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Lorna Moon: I'll make him fight.
Tom Moody: [with anger] How?
Lorna Moon: How? Oh, leave it to me Tom.
[pause]
Lorna Moon: I'm a dame from Newark, and I know a dozen ways.


Mr. Carp: A man hits his wife, and it's the first step to fascism.


Joe Bonaparte: Poppa, I've come home.


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William Holden was so grateful to Barbara Stanwyck for her insistence on casting him in Golden Boy, his first big role, that he reportedly sent her flowers every year on the anniversary of the first day of the filming.
Columbia could not use Richard Carlson, its first choice for the title role, because Carlson was appearing in a Broadway play, "Stars in Your Eyes". The studio then cast William Holden in the part.
When Clifford Odets wrote his play, he had John Garfield in mind for the Joe Bonaparte part, but the Group Theatre company chose Luther Adler instead. Shortly afterward, Garfield left the Group Theater and was Hollywood bound.
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