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The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Houseman.

The Bad and the Beautiful was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorKirk DouglasNominated
Best Supporting ActressGloria GrahameWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh GleasonWon
Best CinematographyRobert SurteesWon
Best Costume DesignHelen RoseWon
Best WritingCharles SchneeWon
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OH OSCAR : The real THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (An Opinion)

By Terry on Feb 24, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

STARDUST AND SHADOWS takes a brief break from our content to offer an opinion of on the troubled institution for Film fans which of course is The Academy Awards. Unless you live some place where there is no News or frankly you really “don’t give a damn” you would know that the Acad... Read full article


The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The people making the decisions, at least some of them, undoubtedly knew that this title implied some sort of sordid melodrama, a Douglas Sirk picture anyone? And yet I do admit despite?the emptiness in the title, there’s some truth to its implications. Hollywood often is this gaudy, outrageou... Read full article


The Bad and the Beautiful

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 18, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm celebrating TCM and old Hollywood movies with a look at The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), starring Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. This article is part of the TCM Discoveries Blogathon hosted by The Nitrate Diva. Through the years, I've discovered many great movies on TCM. I first wat... Read full article


The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 3, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Bad and the Beautiful Directed by Vicente Minnelli Written by Charles Schnee, story by George Bradshaw 1952/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant #257 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Classic Hollywood certainly wasn’t afraid to show its dark side. ?This is a... Read full article


SPELLBINDER: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

By The Lady Eve on Aug 4, 2014 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Hollywood films about Hollywood behind the scenes didn’t begin or end with Vincente Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), but none has painted a more glamorous/gimlet-eyed portrait or better mirrored the town’s notion of itself at a particular moment. It was mid-20th century... Read full article


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Quotes from

James Lee Bartlow: Yes, this is James Lee Bartlow... Paris?... Mr. Shields!... is Mr. Shields paying for this call?... All right, put him on... Hello, Jonathan? Drop dead.


Fred: [after Jonathan's father dies broke and disgraced] Are you going to change your name?
Jonathan Shields: Change it? I'm gonna ram the name of Shields down their throats!


Georgia Lorrison: People who knew my father give me the extra work and a line to say every now and then. I drink what I want, I see who I want. Who knows. Someday, I may even get married, to a nice, upright, assistant's assistant.


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Facts about

This movie holds the record for most Academy Awards won by a film not nominated for Best Picture, with five.
Ned Glass, who plays the wardrobe man in the cat costume scene, was an active member of the Living Newspaper unit of the Federal Theater project on Broadway during the Depression, an organization accused of being "leftist" and "pro-communist" by many on the political right. When Glass was blacklisted during the McCarthy "Red scare" era, he became a carpenter.
Lana Turner plays an actor whose career started as a movie extra. Turner started her own career as an extra in A Star Is Born.
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