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The Gay Divorcee (1934) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

The film was based on the musical Gay Divorce written by Dwight Taylor performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NY & Shubert Theatre, NY from Nov 29, 1932 - Jul 1, 1933.

Academy Awards 1934 --- Ceremony Number 7 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionVan Nest Polglase, Carroll ClarkNominated
Best Music - ScoringRKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Kenneth Webb and SamueNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Con Conrad; Lyrics by Herb MagidsonWon
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
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Musical Monday: The Gay Divorcee (1934)

on Feb 27, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “The Gay Divorcee̶... Read full article


The Gay Divorcee (1934)

By smumcountry on Dec 30, 2016 From Smum County

December 30, 2016 by smumcounty With the recent release of ?La La Land? (2016) in theaters, the first big budget musical in many moons, it got me thinking about what makes a great musical and what attracts people to them, or, at least, used to attract people to them. With this in mind, let?s look at... Read full article


The Gay Divorcee (1934)

on Jul 27, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

The final week of The July Five is upon us. But don’t be too sad…we’re gonna end ?the month dancing with the illustrious duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! I’ve included several of their films on previous TCM Top Ten lists, but have only seen one, The Barkleys of Broadway (... Read full article


The Gay Divorcee (1934)

By Cameron on Jun 25, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://thegaydivorceehuey.blogspot.com/p/posterslobby-cards.html Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Before Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were “Fred and Ginger,” they made this movie. It wasn’t their first film together; that honor goes to 1933’s Flying Down t... Read full article


The Gay Divorcee (1934)

By Cameron on Jun 25, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://thegaydivorceehuey.blogspot.com/p/posterslobby-cards.html Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Before Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were “Fred and Ginger,” they made this movie. It wasn’t their first film together; that honor goes to 1933’s Flying Down t... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rodolfo Tonetti: Your wife is save with Tonetti. He prefers spaghetti!


The Waiter: Whumsical is more Whimsical than Whamsical.


Mimi Glossop: He seemed so different.
Aunt Hortense: Oh there's nothing different about any of them -- except their neck ties.


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Facts about

The musical number "The Continental" lasts 17 1/2 minutes, the longest number ever in a musical until Gene Kelly's 18 1/2-minute ballet at the end of An American in Paris 17 years later.
The original musical on which this movie was based was called "The Gay Divorce", but because of objections from the censor, the title of the film was changed to "The Gay Divorcee" (one 'e' added).
After Flying Down to Rio, Fred Astaire was reluctant to make a second movie with Ginger Rogers. He had previously been part of a dance duo with his sister, Adele Astaire, but wanted to establish himself as a solo dancer. Astaire sent a note to his agent about Rogers. "I don't mind making another picture with her, but as for this team idea, it's out! I've just managed to live down one partnership and I don't want to be bothered with any more." But when the critics praised the Astaire-Rogers pairing in "Rio," Astaire was persuaded, and he and Rogers made the second film in their partnership, _The Gay Divorcee (1934)_ (QV).
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