The Best of Everything (1959) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Jerry Wald.
Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Costume Design||Adele Palmer||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Alfred Newman; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn||Nominated|
The Best of Everything (1959)on Sep 25, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film
The rise of suburbia brought with it an influx of novels, specifically lurid tales of gossip and romance that housewives could read in their spare time. And Hollywood responded to this with glossy Technicolor melodramas that became, somewhat derogatorily known as, “women’s pictures.̶... Read full article
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Amanda Farrow: When you finish the slush files, then you may go. But I want my comments on each.
Caroline Bender: Typed?
Amanda Farrow: No Miss Bender. Beat it out on a native drum.
Caroline Bender: What is it about women like us that make you hold us so cheaply? Aren't we the special ones from the best homes and the best colleges? I know the world outside isn't full of rainbows and happy endings, but to you, aren't we even decent?
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This was the first time Joan Crawford accepted a supporting role in a movie, supposedly because she found herself in debt after the death of husband Alfred Steele early in 1959. According to cast member Diane Baker, Crawford's role was cut even further before release, causing the removal of a show-stopping drunk scene by Crawford. Bits of this scene are in the trailer included on the DVD.
This film features many important Manhattan sites. Thirty-three minutes into the film, Caroline Bender (Hope Lange) and April Morison (Diane Baker) are crossing Christopher Street from south to north near where Waverly Place comes into Christopher Street east of Sheridan Square. They walk east on Christopher Street, while carrying on a conversation. Look above their heads. In the rear, you will see the red neon sign of The Stonewall Inn lit up, even though the afternoon sun is still shining. Yes, this is the same Stonewall Inn where a decade later the modern gay liberation movement began when drag queens confronted police who had come to raid the bar.
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