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The Best of Everything (1959) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Jerry Wald.

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Could publishing ever have been this glamorous - or heartless? Women publishing executives try to have it all in '50s New York. Crawford is tailor-made as the steely boss unnerved by her affair with a married man, and cult-fave former model Parker adds a glossy sheen. Based on Rona Jaffe's novel.

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Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignAdele PalmerNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Alfred Newman; Lyrics by Sammy CahnNominated
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The Best of Everything (1959)

on Sep 25, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

The rise of suburbia brought with it an influx of novels, specifically lurid tales of gossip and romance that housewives could read in their spare time. And Hollywood responded to this with glossy Technicolor melodramas that became, somewhat derogatorily known as, “women’s pictures.̶... Read full article


Mad Men Meets Sex and the City: The Best of Everything

By Judy on Jun 28, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This post is part of the?Modern Era portion of the Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, sponsored by Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, Ruth of Silver Screenings and Fritzi of Movies, Silently. Previous days are covered here: Silent Era and Golden Age. Thanks to?Flicker Alley?for sponsoring and promo... Read full article


Mad Men Meets Sex and the City: The Best of Everything

By Judy on Jun 28, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This post is part of the Modern Era portion of the Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, sponsored by Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, Ruth of Silver Screenings and Fritzi of Movies, Silently. Previous days are covered here: Silent Era and Golden Age. Thanks to Flicker Alley for sponsoring and promo... Read full article


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Caroline Bender: What is it about women like us that make you hold us so cheaply? Aren't we the special ones from the best homes and the best colleges? I know the world outside isn't full of rainbows and happy endings, but to you, aren't we even decent?


Amanda Farrow: When you finish the slush files, then you may go. But I want my comments on each.
Caroline Bender: Typed?
Amanda Farrow: No Miss Bender. Beat it out on a native drum.


Amanda Farrow: Now you and your rabbit-faced wife can both go to hell!


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In early 1959, Jean Peters was set to make her comeback in this film. It would've been her fifth film under direction of Jean Negulesco.
In the first scene of the film, Caroline (Hope Lange) is reading a "Help Wanted - Female" ad in the paper which shows the real-life address of the building in front of which she is standing and later goes to work. This is the famous Seagram Building in NYC at 375 Park Avenue.
Inspired a short-lived daytime TV soap opera of same name that premiered in 1970.
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