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The Star (1952) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Stuart Heisler and produced by Bert E. Friedlob.

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

Best ActressBette DavisNominated

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Musical Interlude: The Singing Voices Behind the Stars

By Jessica Pickens on Aug 24, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Singing Voices Behind the Stars Lucy Ricardo always tried to get in on Ricky?s act, despite her less than pleasant singing voice on the show I Love Lucy. Lucy would sing in a shouting, off-key manner. And when I was a little girl, my grandmother would tell me that Lucille Ball really could sing ... Read full article

Lick the Star (1998, Sofia Coppola)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 9, 2018 From The Stop Button

The opening narration of Lick the Star, which isn?t from the same character as the end narration, explains the ground situation. Ostensible protagonist Christina Turley has just returned to school after her father accidentally ran over her foot. So she?s on crutches. She worries her group of friends... Read full article

Looking at the Stars: The Brown Derby

By Aurora Bugallo on Jul 1, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?”It is a place where the stars gather at lunch time and after premieres? to be seen?and to relish some caviar.” – 1932 article about The Brown Derby There’s a lot to celebrate in the month of July – our country’s independence and hot dogs to name just two. Howeve... Read full article

Looking at the Stars: The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

By Aurora Bugallo on Jun 4, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?Man, woman or child, Ella is the best.? ? Bing Crosby It was in 1979 that President Jimmy Carter decreed June to be Black Music Month. President Obama later changed the official designation to African-American Music Appreciation Month. Although it is astonishing that it took until the late 1970s fo... Read full article

?About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars? Book Giveaway (June 4 – July 7)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 4, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars? We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It?s time for our next book giveaway! And, this is a very special one for me, as I have the pleasure of knowing two of the authors, but more about that later… That said, I a... Read full article

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Peggy Morgan: Is it money? Do you want more from John?
Margaret Elliott: More money? I never asked Johnny for money.
Peggy Morgan: He's given you $2500 over the past two years.
Margaret Elliott: Well, I gave gim $ 25.000 when I divorced him so he could marry you.

Jim Johannson aka Barry Lester: [while at the zoo, a seal is barking loudly] Listen to that seal!
Margaret Elliott: Sounds like my brother-in-law!

Margaret Elliott: Haven't you ever cried because you're happy?
Gretchen: No.
Margaret Elliott: Well, you see, some people cry when they're happy and laugh when they're mad.

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Fox starlet Barbara Lawrence's presence is felt even though her actual screen time is brief. Besides her fleeting cameo appearance, she is referred to at least five other times as the young nemesis to Bette Davis' aging star. She is mentioned as an up-and-coming prospect by an agent, a drunken Davis drives by her house in a mock tour of stars' homes, her image appears in a drugstore ad that confronts Davis, Davis stops to stare at a huge portrait of Lawrence before entering her prospective producer's office, and she spitefully uses Lawrence's vacant dressing room to change alter her make-up before her screen test. For added Hollywood verisimilitude, references are made to other contemporaneous Fox stars including Victor Mature, Debra Paget, Mitzi Gaynor, and Jeanne Crain. Curiously there is a reference to an actor named Ralph Bellows, who's playing the rich, stuffy second lead. This is an obvious reference to the screen persona of Ralph Bellamy, who was not under contract to Fox at the time.
In the scene where a drunken Margaret Elliot takes her Oscar for a ride in her car, Bette Davis used one of her own Oscars.
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