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What Price Hollywood? (1932) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by George Cukor and produced by David O. Selznick and Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1931/32 --- Ceremony Number 5 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingAdela Rogers St. Johns, Jane MurfinNominated

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By Terry on Oct 25, 2015 From Stardust and Shadows

In the first part of this series I took a capsule look at the Studio System with a nod to the use of drugs in order to produce and package the huge amount of product. It was not a complete look as many smaller operations such as PARAMOUNT PICTURES, RKO and the Poverty Row companies such as PRC, and ... Read full article


By Terry on Jun 21, 2015 From Stardust and Shadows

THE STUDIO GATES This is a slightly different look at the Hollywood myth – mainly because we are going to take a ?hardboiled? look at some of the ideas that nostalgic sites gloss over. Not all sites do yet this is an important part of the Hollywood story.? Gloss over, just as the major studios... Read full article

Pre-Code Crazy: What Price Hollywood? (1931)

By shadowsandsatin on May 2, 2015 From Shadows and Satin

In previous months, my Pre-Code Crazy pick has always been a film that I?ve seen numerous times before. And while I was initially quite certain that this month?s selection also fit into that category, it turns out that I?d actually never seen it before! Oh, I?d seen the film?s beginning countless ti... Read full article

What Price Hollywood? (1932) (2)

on Mar 24, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

It’s safe to say I know a lot about Hollywood; whether it’s reviewing movies or, by extension, reviewing movies about the art of making movies there’s no escaping the glittering pool of the silver screen.? It could explain the proliferation of behind-the-curtain features I watch.? ... Read full article

What Price Hollywood? – The Movie That Inspired A Star Is Born

By Anne Marie on Jan 17, 2014 From We Recycle Movies

I?d like to start 2014 with a throwback. All the way back in 2012, when I started (or rather restarted) We Recycle Movies, the blog was reborn with a trio of reviews of the various versions of A Star Is Born (1937, 1954, and 1976, respectively). At the time, I remarked that they were all based on an... Read full article

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Quotes from

Maximillan 'Max' Carey: Would you mind reading that fan letter for me?
[it is written on the front of the shirt he is wearing]
James, Max's Butler: Mary Evans. Five foot four inches. Weight 102 pounds. Complextion blonde. Telephone Gladstone 5309. Sings and swims. Rides horseback.
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: Well, I, I wonder who...?
James, Max's Butler: It must have been the young lady.
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: Young lady? Did I bring some one home with me last night?
James, Max's Butler: No sir, some one brought you home this morning. She's downstairs asleep.
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: I must get a dressing gown!

Mary Evans: Why do you drink all the time? Can't you cut the heavy swilling?
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: What, and be bored all the time?

Mary Evans: Her I am sir.
[Mary enters the projection room]
Julius Saxe: Hello. Hmmm hmmm hmmm. Let me look at you. Fine. Gentlemen. Sit down. Well, what's your name?
Mary Evans: Mary Evans.
Julius Saxe: Mary Evans? No Good. We'll change it.
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: Mary's a grand old name Saxey.
Julius Saxe: Alright, we'll keep it. Well Mary. I tell you what I do. I'll give you a contract, a long term contract for seven years. I'll give you the first year 100, the second year 200. A week! The third year 300 and so on until in seven years you make a million dollars.
Mary Evans: Oh that would be wonderful!
Julius Saxe: Mrs. Spiegel, get mama on the phone. I want to tell her I have discovered a new star.
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: Who discovered a new star?
Julius Saxe: Alright. Maximillian Carey discovered a new star.
Maximillan 'Max' Carey: You're welcome.

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Facts about

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson's first movie.
David O. Selznick wanted Clara Bow for the role of Mary Evans, but she turned it down when she was offered more money from Fox.
Max Carey was modelled after Lowell Sherman himself, who was known to be an alcoholic, as well as silent film director Marshall Neilan and actor John Barrymore (who was Sherman's brother-in-law at the time).
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Best Writing Oscar 1931/32

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Also directed by George Cukor

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Also produced by David O. Selznick

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Also released in 1932

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