Lillian Russell (1940) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Gene Markey.
Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright||Nominated|
Lillian Russell (1940)By Beatrice on May 17, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Lillian Russell Directed by Irving Cummings Written by William Anthony McGuire 1940/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Fox Marquis Musicals DVD This is one of those biopics where the subject is perfect in every way. ?A great performance or a better script might have saved it.... Read full article
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After the huge success of The Great Ziegfeld MGM wanted to make a movie of Lillian Russell starring Jeanette MacDonald, but that project fell through. Twentieth Century Fox then decided to make a movie about Russell.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 21, 1940 with Alice Faye reprising her film role.
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