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Lili (1953) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Edwin H. Knopf.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressLeslie CaronNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Arthur KramsNominated
Best CinematographyRobert PlanckNominated
Best DirectorCharles WaltersNominated
Best Music - ScoringBronislau KaperWon
Best WritingHelen DeutschNominated

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John Garfield and Lili Palmer in "Body and Soul"

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 12, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

John Garfield and Lili Palmer in "Body and Soul" Body and Soul (1947) is an American film noir set in the world of professional boxing directed by Robert Rossen and starring John Garfield and Lili Palmer. The supporting cast includes Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere, Canada Lee, and William Conrad. Th... Read full article

Musical Monday: “Lili” (1953)

on Jul 29, 2013 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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Lili“– Musical ... Read full article

Party with Carole, Marlene, Lili and Errol

By vp19 on Mar 25, 2012 From Carole & Co.

Many of you may understandably be tiring of our coverage of the 2012 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney (and Carole Lombard's participation in it), but we aren't ignoring other topics -- memorabilia, for instance. Here's a photo we've run before, but never at such outstanding size and clarity:Th... Read full article

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Quotes from

Paul Berthalet: [whispering unseen from behind the puppet stage in his own voice] And I care, Lili.

Lili Daurier: We don't learn. We just get older, and we know.

Jacquot: What the devil is the matter with you? You're in love with the girl and she's in love with someone else. This sort of thing happens all the time; people don't *die* of love. You'll recover... But meanwhile can't you be civilized about it?

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Facts about

This film was based on The Saturday Evening Post 's Paul Gallico's short story "The Man Who Hated People," which was inspired by the children's puppet show "Kukla, Fran and Ollie".
The earliest known appearance of the "smiley" emoticon, :-), was in an ad for this film in the New York Herald Tribune on 10 March 1953, page 20, columns 4-6. The film opened nationwide, and this ad possibly ran in many newspapers. It read: Today You'll laugh :-) You'll cry :-( You'll love <3 'lili'" this should not be confused with the graphical yellow "smiley face", which was first drawn by harvey ball some 10 years later.
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