My Fair Lady Overview:

My Fair Lady (1964) was a Drama - Family Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Jack L. Warner.

The film was based on the musical of the same name written by Alan Jay Lerner performed at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, NY, & Broadhurst Theatre, NY & Broadway Theatre, NY from Mar 15, 1956 - Sep 29, 1962.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorRex HarrisonWon
Best Supporting ActorStanley HollowayNominated
Best Supporting ActressGladys CooperNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsWon
Best CinematographyHarry StradlingWon
Best Costume DesignCecil BeatonWon
Best DirectorGeorge CukorWon
Best Film EditingWilliam ZieglerNominated
Best Music - ScoringAndre PrevinWon
Best PictureJack L. Warner, ProducerWon
Best WritingAlan Jay LernerNominated

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Silver Screen Standards: Eliza?s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 10, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza?s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964) The socio-economic and geographical markers of dialect loom large in George Bernard Shaw?s influential play, Pygmalion, its 1938 film adaptation, and the splashy musical version that stars Audrey Hepburn as the fair lady of its title.... Read full article

Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: My Fair Lady? (Giveaway runs now through Feb 2)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 21, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win tickets to see ?My Fair Lady? on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Feb 17 and Wed Feb 20 ?Aowh, wouldn’t it be lover-ly.? CMH continues with?our?4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events?- with the 2nd?of our 14 movie ticket giveaways for 2019, courtesy of Fathom Events... Read full article

My Fair Lady (1964)

By Beatrice on Apr 29, 2018 From Flickers in Time

My Fair Lady Directed by George Cukor Written by Alan Jay Lerner from a play by George Bernard Shaw 1964/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Beautiful music, great acting, gorgeous production values. ?Who could ask for anything more? Profe... Read full article

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon 2015 (Week 3: The Crafts) : My Fair Lady and the Outstanding Costumes of Cecil Beaton

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Feb 18, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I have to say that Cecil Beaton is my favourite photographer, but he was also an incredible costume designer. He created the costumes of 14 movies:?Kipps, Dangerous Moonlight, On Approval, The Young Mr. Pitt, Anna Karenina (1948), An Ideal Husband, Beware of Pity, Dandy Dick,?The Truth about Women,?... Read full article

My Fair Lady (1964)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 19, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Adapted from the play?Pygmalion, originally written by George Bernard Shaw,?My Fair Lady?stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It follows a speech therapist (Harrison) as he tries to win a bet with an old?acquaintance?that he can pass off a poor flower girl as a duchess. He takes Eliza Doolittle (H... Read full article

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Professor Henry Higgins: Damn, damn, damn, damn!

Professor Henry Higgins: Oh, Pickering, for God's sake stop being dashed and do something!

Lady at Ball: That young woman with Colonel Pickering, find out who she is.
Zoltan Karpathy: With pleasure!

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Despite intensive vocal training during pre-production, and constant practicing until her final re-recording during the post-production, most of Audrey Hepburn's own singing was omitted from the finished product. The only significant song in which Audrey's own vocals were largely retained is "Just You Wait", where her voice can be heard in two thirds of the number. Audrey also rendered the brief "Just You Wait" reprise all on her own, nailing the dramatic, emotional intensity of the song in a way that Marni Nixon would never have been able to. Audrey Hepburn also did the opening to some of the songs on her own, including the lines 'Bed, bed, I couldn't go to bed!' and 'Sleep, sleep, I couldn't sleep tonight!' in the introductory verse of "I Could Have Danced All Night".
At $17 million, this was the most expensive Warner Brothers film produced at the time. Nevertheless, it went on to become one of the biggest grossing films of 1964.
The play had first been staged on Broadway in March 1956, and opened in London in 1958. A clause in the contract stated that the film version could not be made until the play had finished in September 1962.
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