Wednesday, February 15, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: A Star Is Born (1937)

Oldie Goldies is back this week with one of the greatest stories ever put to screen – "A Star Is Born". This non-musical version (the original) really provides deep insight into the inner workings of Hollywood. The film was nominated for 7 Oscars – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Assistant Director, Best Picture, Best Screenplay and winning for Best Writing.

Classic Quotes
"This is Mrs. Norman Maine."

Classic Scenes

Classic Characters
Esther Victoria Blodgett (Janet Gaynor)

Norman Maine (Fredric March)

Did you know?
In 1965, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.

1 comment:

  1. What Price Hollywood is probably the first FIRST version of this film. It has such an interesting story, but the story itself is rather timeless.