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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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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


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

Georgia Lorrison: Jonathan, will you marry me?
Jonathan Shields: Not even a little bit.


Harry Pebbel: I've told you a hundred times. I don't want to win awards. Give me pictures that end with a kiss and black ink on the books.


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.


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Facts about

The scene showing the production of the fictional low budget horror film was based on how Val Lewton produced Cat People.
The photograph of Kirk Douglas' detested studio-head father, which Barry Sullivan straightens on the wall in this MGM film, looks exactly like Jack L. Warner, the head of Warner Bros. - MGM's competitor.
The working title, "Tribute to a Bad Man", was later used as the title of an unrelated MGM feature (Tribute to a Bad Man). One reason for the title change was to add "beautiful", in consideration of the top-billed Lana Turner.
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