All About Eve Overview:

All About Eve (1950) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

The film was based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve written by Mary Orr published in Cosmopolitan in May 1946.

All About Eve was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorGeorge SandersWon
Best ActressAnne BaxterNominated
Best ActressBette DavisNominated
Best Supporting ActressCeleste HolmNominated
Best Supporting ActressThelma RitterNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Walter M. ScottNominated
Best CinematographyMilton KrasnerNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith Head, Charles LeMaireWon
Best DirectorJoseph L. MankiewiczWon
Best Film EditingBarbara McLeanNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Picture20th Century-FoxWon
Best WritingJoseph L. MankiewiczWon
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I always love a comedic meltdown, and 30 Rock‘s Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is brilliant at them. In one of my favorite episodes, The C Word (Season 1, Episode 14), Lemon tries to earn a reputation as a nice boss by spoiling her staff. Of course, her subordinates quickly exploit her kindness, resulti... Read full article


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For Hollywood actresses old age is at best a limbo of obscurity and at worst a slow descent into the hell of being unknown. To wit, just look at two of Hollywood’s most famous portrayals of the aging actress, Gloria Swanson as the waxily preserved Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s Sunset B... Read full article


All About Eve, Limerick Style

By Angela on Nov 27, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

Just a quick entry for True Classics’ third anniversary classic film limerick contest. There once was a woman named Eve. Stardom is what she hoped to achieve. She plotted and schemed, Margo sure was steamed. The Siddons Award she would receive.... Read full article


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Quotes from

Karen Richards: Where were we going that night, Lloyd and I? Funny, the things you remember and the things you don't.


Karen Richards: A part in a play. You'd do all that just for a part in a play?
Eve Harrington: I'd do much more for a part that good.


Margo Channing: Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother.


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Facts about

Fox studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck's casting notes revealed he had wanted John Garfield for Bill Sampson and Barbara Stanwyck for Margo Channing. Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe and Thelma Ritter were the first choices for their roles.
Bette Davis filmed all of her scenes in 16 days.
In an introduction to the film on Turner Classic Movies in November 2008, Robert Osborne said that everyone assumed that Bette Davis had based her characterization on Tallulah Bankhead, even Tallulah herself. In 1952, Tallulah Bankhead starred in a radio adaptation of "All About Eve" which featured in the supporting cast Mary Orr, author of the original story "The Wisdom of Eve". According to Robert Osborne, during a rehearsal Tallulah asked Mary Orr: "I was the prototype for Margo Channing, wasn't I?" and Orr set the record straight and said "no". Tallulah reportedly never spoke to Mary Orr again.
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