Holiday Overview:

Holiday (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Everett Riskin.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionStephen Goosson, Lionel BanksNominated
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Holiday Delight on Blu-ray: It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947), Holiday Affair (1949), and The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

By KC on Dec 9, 2020 From Classic Movies

For over ten years on this site I have been banging the drum every holiday season about It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947), Holiday Affair (1949), and The Shop Around the Corner (1940). I never felt like they got enough love, though awareness of these charming films appears to have grown at a steady p... Read full article


What?s Streaming in Dec on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Penny Serenade, My Favorite Brunette and Holiday Fun.

By Annmarie Gatti on Dec 1, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Our December Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelDecember Birthdays and Holiday Cheer! It?s that time again? We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) ? the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! That said, here ar... Read full article


It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday Classic – Book Giveaway (now thru Dec 12)

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 8, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday ClassicWe have 10 Books to Giveaway Now through Dec 12! Re-live the beloved holiday classic with thislavishly illustrated storybook the entire family can share We are delighted to announce our next giveaway — just in time for the Holi... Read full article


Musical Monday: Summer Holiday (1948)

on Jul 6, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Summer Holiday (1948) ? Musi... Read full article


Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Great Pins for Classic Film Fans

By KC on Nov 29, 2019 From Classic Movies

For this year's gift guide, I am shining a spotlight on one of my favorite ways to show classic movie love: gorgeous pins. There are so many amazing designs available. Here are some of my favorites. Shop names link to each site: That beautiful Diahann Carroll (RIP) pin above is from Noire Culture L... Read full article


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Quotes from

Johnny Case: When I find myself in a position like this, I ask myself what would General Motors do? And then I do the opposite!


Johnny Case: [upon seeing the mansion for the first time] Judas!
Downstairs Butler Admitting Johnny: I beg your pardon?
Johnny Case: Er, I just said Judas. It didn't mean anything.


Mrs. Laura Cram: I've never been up here before. It's awfully quaint, isn't it?
Linda Seton: We like it.


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Facts about

Upset at the negative publicity that star 'Katherine Hepburn' was receiving in advance of the film, studio boss Harry Cohn proposed to take out an add in Variety asking "What is wrong with Katherine Hepburn?" Hepburn cautioned Cohn against the idea stating "Look out! They may tell you!"
Katharine Hepburn understudied the role of Linda Seton (played by Hope Williams) in the original Broadway play. She also performed a scene from Holiday for her first screen test, which led to her first film role.
Edward Everett Horton repeats the role of Nick Potter, which he also played in the previous version of the film, Holiday.
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