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)
|Best Actor||Kirk Douglas||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Gloria Grahame||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Robert Surtees||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Helen Rose||Won|
|Best Writing||Charles Schnee||Won|
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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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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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