The Women Overview:

The Women (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

The Women was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

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COMEDY GOLD #9: Gossip from The Women (1939)

By Carol Martinheira on Sep 27, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #9: Gossip from The Women (1939) On September 27, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Look, I like what The Women (1939) meant to do. I like the whole thing about it having an all-female cast, about it being about women and everything. Unfortunately, I’ve a... Read full article


The Women of Old Hollywood: Doris Day in That Touch of Mink

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 5, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

Doris Day and Cary Grant in a lobby card for That Touch of Mink (1962). This article is part of The Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. It's also part of my series on Women in old Hollywood. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, actor and singer Doris Day created a chara... Read full article


The Women of Old Hollywood: Greta Garbo in Anna Christie and Camille

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 25, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

This article is the first in an occasional series about the portrayal of women in old Hollywood films. Today, my focus is on Greta Garbo's roles in Anna Christie (photo above) and Camille (1936). This article is also part of The Greta Garbo Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Holl... Read full article


From the Archives : The Women ( 1939 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 31, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Two cats ready to show their claws......Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in a scene from MGM's classic comedy The Women ( 1939 ). In this scene, they are on friendly terms, but they'll begin their fight shortly! From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverb... Read full article


“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway (June 26 – July 30)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 26, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It?s time for our next book giveaway! And, I am delighted to say that this time, we’ll be celebrating the women of silent comedy (and yes, it’s about time!). That said, we’ll be givin... Read full article


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Lucy: Them big, strong, red-headed men... they're fierce!


Olga: [while giving Mary a manicure] Well this Crystal Allen is a friend of mine, she's really a terrible man trap, soak it please. She's behind the perfume counter at Black's, so was I before I got fired... Uh, left.


Crystal Allen: There is a name for you, ladies, but it isn't used in high society... outside of a kennel.


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Facts about

Sydney's, the beauty salon where the initial action takes place, was named after Sydney Guilaroff, the chief hairstylist at MGM from 1934 to the late 1970s. He was brought to MGM from New York at the request of Joan Crawford.
The beauty salon and spa featured in the film's opening sequence was based on cosmetics mogul Elizabeth Arden's parlor in New York City. At the premiere of the film, Arden scoffed that the film's salon was an exact copy of hers.
According to her autobiography, Rosalind Russell called in sick because Norma Shearer refused to share top billing. She stayed "sick" until Shearer finally relented.
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Released 1939
Inducted 2007
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