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Sylvia (1965) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Martin Poll.

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Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 8, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in four movies together, two of which, Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), are now widely celebrated classics, but their first pairing went so badly at the box office that it?s somewhat... Read full article

Lady Sylvia Ashley: 2 Kings, 2 Lords and a Prince

By FlickChick on Jan 21, 2020 From A Person in the Dark

This is my contribution to the Wedding Bells Blogathon hosted by the always elegant Annette at Hometowns to Hollywood. Click here to immerse yourself in more cinematic wedded bliss. Who is Sylvia? The elegant Sylvia I love a good Hollywood true true-love story. Lucy & Desi, Larry & ... Read full article

Cary Grant, performed in 3 films with Sylvia Sidney.

By Dawn Sample on May 27, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Sylvia Sidney (August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999), was a character actress of stage, screen and film, who became popular in the 1930's performing mostly in crime dramas. Sidney, became an actress at the age of fifteen and was a student of the Theater Guild's School for Acting. Their first performa... Read full article

Sylvia throws Carole a Life Saver

By vp19 on Oct 1, 2012 From Carole & Co.

Some of you may recall our entry a few years back where we examined an April 1933 Photoplay in which noted fitness expert Sylvia talked about how she helped Carole Lombard develop her famed sleek figure after being a few pounds heavier during her Mack Sennett years (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.... Read full article

Classic Films in Focus: SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 22, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Before they made well-remembered classics like Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant first starred together in the more obscure Sylvia Scarlett (1935), a George Cukor picture with a plot straight out of Shakespeare’s play book. The story, a... Read full article

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According to her autobiography, lead actress Carroll Baker was concerned about the film's script early in production and requested that a new writer be hired. The front office suggested she involve herself with only "girly" concerns, such as choosing the correct handbag for each scene, then stocked her studio dressing room with dozens the next day. Baker responded by slinging them out the door one by one, and later wrote, "Sylvia turned out to be one woman who never carried a handbag."
To prepare herself to play the heroine with a checkered past, Carroll Baker actually worked a shift in an all-night diner (where she went unnoticed), made change in a penny arcade booth, visited a Tijuana brothel and so forth - publicity stunt "research" that was documented in a lengthy February 27 1965 Saturday Evening Post picture story called "The Lady Was A Tramp".
Although Carroll Baker disdainfully recalled in her biography that she refused to carry a purse in the film because she was allegedly so fed up with the studio's focus on such trivial details as which handbag she'd be using in each scene, she does indeed carry a purse in at least one scene - in the sequence where Jane is struck by a car.
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