Enter to Win "W.C. Fields by Himself"!
Classic Movie Hub is giving away TWELVE copies of W.C. Fields by Himself", courtesy of Taylor Trade Publishing. Fields never got around to writing his autobiography, but he left behind a vast assortment of notes, outlines, scrapbooks, letters, scripts, scenarios, and photographs. Now his grandson, Ronald J. Fields, has edited and woven this wealth of previously unpublished material into a unique new portrait of the Great One–in his own words. And, you can win it here at CMH all month long!... Click here to enter...
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) was a Biographical - Adventure Film directed by John Cromwell and Archie Mayo and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and George Haight.
New From Warner Archive: Gary Cooper in The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)By KC on Sep 10, 2014 From Classic Movies
Welcome to 13th century China, Samuel Goldwyn-style. There's a Chinese princess played by Norwegian-American Sigrid Gurie, Kublai Khan is Philadelphia-born George Barbier and the devious emperor's advisor is Brit-to-the-bone Basil Rathbone. To be fair, there are a wide array of Asian faces among th... Read full article
See all The Adventures of Marco Polo articles
John Cromwell began directing on June 15th, 1937 but soon left the project after just five days of shooting, due to "differences of opinion on story treatment," according to a press release. The film's producer Samuel Goldwyn then attempted to rope in William Wyler for the job. Wyler wanted nothing to do with it, so Goldwyn persuaded John Ford to take over for a few days until he could find a permanent replacement for Cromwell. Archie Mayo was eventually brought in to finish the picture.
Lana Turner later recalled in a Gary Cooper biography that her "fancy black oriental wig" had been glued around her face with spirit gum, while she felt extremely uncomfortable in her costumes, and worse yet, had her eyebrows shaved off, at the insistence of Samuel Goldwyn himself, and replaced them with false slanting black ones.
read more facts about The Adventures of Marco Polo...