BUtterfield 8 Overview:

BUtterfield 8 (1960) was a Drama Film directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Pandro S. Berman and Kathryn Hereford.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by John O'Hara published in 1935.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressElizabeth TaylorWon
Best CinematographyJoseph Ruttenberg, Charles HartenNominated

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BUtterfield 8 (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 14, 2017 From Flickers in Time

BUtterfield 8 Directed by Daniel Mann Written by Charles Schnee and John Michael Hayes 1960/USA Afton-Linebrook First viewing/Netflix rental Elizabeth Taylor is not bad here but was better in other, better, films. The Hayes Code is still in force. ?Gloria Wandrous (Taylor) works as a “m... Read full article

The Style Essentials--Elizabeth Taylor Calls on Helen Rose Style in 1960's BUTTERFIELD 8

on Jul 12, 2011 From GlamAmor

Daniel Mann's Butterfield 8 is one of the films that I recently discussed during a Turner Classic Movies podcast with Scott McGee when looking at the career of one of my favorite costume designers, Helen Rose. Because we weren't able to indulge in all of its wonderful wardrobe, I wanted to make sur... Read full article

Haiku #6: Butterfield 8

By FlickChick on May 3, 2011 From A Person in the Dark

A Movie Haiku in memory of Elizabeth Taylor:Butterfield Eight Gin in the a.m.,the easy woman's mouthwash.Where the hell am I? This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now.... Read full article

Butterfield 8

By RBuccicone on Apr 18, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Butterfield 8 (1960) ???? Elizabeth Taylor‘s sexuality seemed to be the guiding part of her career in the years surrounding 1960. She had done Cat on a Hot Tin Roof two years prior and would do Cleopatra two films after Butterfield 8? –a story of a woman who is a bit too liberal with her... Read full article

BUtterfield 8 (1960)

By Dawn on Sep 25, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

BUtterfield 8(1960) film directed by Daniel Mann. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. Taylor won an Academy Award for her performance. The film begins when sophisticated call girl Gloria, wakes up in Weston Liggett's apartment. She is heartbroken when she finds the $250 dollars he... Read full article

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Quotes from

Gloria Wandrous: I spent the night with Steve's girlfriend, Norma.
Mrs. Wandrous: Ah, isn't that nice! She knows a boy whose girlfriend is that unselfish!
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: That's a girl who won't have a girlfriend long.
Gloria Wandrous: A compliment from you, Mrs. Thurber?
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: I must have said it wrong!

Gloria Wandrous: Mama, face it: I was the slut of all time.

Mrs. Jescott: Vulgarity has its uses.

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Facts about

Before Elizabeth Taylor could start Cleopatra for a $1 million salary, she was legally bound to finish her MGM contract by doing this film, which she hated, for her standard $125,000 salary.
Elizabeth Taylor has stated many times over the years that BUtterfield 8 is not one of her favorite films and feels she won the Oscar because of her recent illness rather than her performance.
John O'Hara's 1935 novel is about the death of a call-girl and could not be filmed due to the Production Code. The novel was based on the death of Starr Faithfull, a 25-year-old woman whose body washed up onto the shore of Long Island in 1931 and became a sensation in the New York press due to her checkered sexual history.
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