Father of the Bride (1950)
Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?
In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.
Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...
Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures
Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and
The Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s Oscar-winning 1961 musical West Side Story. The 152-minute film will be screened on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Rita Moreno, the screening is scheduled to precede appearances by George Chakiris who played Bernardo and Russ Tamblyn who played Riff.
From the press release:
Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.
West Side Story (1961)
55th Anniversary Screening
One of the most honored and commercially successful of all movie musicals, West Side Story earned a near-record 10 Academy Awards in 1961.The film version of the groundbreaking stage musical that re-imagined Romeo and Juliet in contemporary New York City retained and deepened the play’s emotional impact by bringing together a show business all-star team. The show’s director and choreographer,
Younger moviegoers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Here, then, are 13 reasons why Taylor remains, decades after her prime and four years after her death, the queen of Hollywood.
1. In a way, she never left.
Even though she died in 2011, they're still showing her in commercials for her perfume, White Diamonds.
2. She's the original diva.
Long before Beyonce, the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and other current divas, Taylor pretty much invented the concept that a celebrity's offscreen life was just as much a performance as onscreen, and just as much part of the job description.
Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Navy Seal Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper has been garnering Oscar buzz since the film premiered at AFI Fest. With The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy saying, “nothing the actor has done before suggests the dramatic assuredness he brings to his way of detailing Kyle’s self-control, confidence, coolness, genuine concern for his comrades-in-arms, compulsion to serve his country and ultimate realization that enough is enough, even of the thing he loves most, which is war,” Cooper may earn his third consecutive Oscar nomination this year. This would follow behind his best actor nomination last year for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and this year’s nomination for his supporting role in American Hustle (2013).
The last male actor to accomplish this feat was Russell Crowe, who scored three nominations from 2000 to 2002. He won in 2001 for his lead role in Gladiator.
The two-part finale of Modern Family should give the writers enough time to chart where the characters are at in this pivotal moment, which could be a midpoint of this blossoming series. However, there were probably too many cooks in the kitchen for part one, with episode scribes Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin and Jeffrey Richman carving up the ensemble into six separate groups for 21 minutes, cluttering the very special episode.
The major story this week is between the almost husbands. Cam realizes that his
Katherine Hepburn said to Spencer Tracy “you were, really, the greatest movie actor. I say this because I believe it and I’ve heard so many people of standing in our business say, it from Olivier to Lee Strasberg, David Lean, you name it. You could do it, and you could do it with that glorious simplicity, that directness.” Elizabeth Taylor said, “His acting seemed almost effortless, it seemed almost as if he wasn’t doing anything, and yet he was doing everything. It came so subtly out of his eyes, every muscle in his face…” Richard Widmark said “”It’s what every actor tries to strive
Katherine Hepburn said to Spencer Tracy “you were, really, the greatest movie actor. I say this because I believe it and I’ve heard so many people of standing in our business say it – from Olivier to Lee Strasberg, David Lean, name it. You could do it, and you could do it with that glorious simplicity, that directness.” Elizabeth Taylor said, “His acting seemed almost effortless, it seemed almost as if he wasn’t doing anything, and yet he was doing everything. It came so subtly out of his eyes, every muscle in his face…” Richard Widmark said “It’s what every actor tries to strive for – to make it so simple,
"Father of the Bride" (1950): Taylor is a charmer as the original "Bride" whose upcoming wedding turns her father (Spencer Tracy) into a nervous wreck.
"A Place in the Sun" (1951): Director George Stevens won an Oscar for guiding Taylor and others through the drama of an ambitious man (Montgomery Clift) torn between two lovers.
"Giant" (1956): It's easy to see how Taylor's lovely Leslie becomes the woman between a Texas rancher and a rebel (Rock Hudson, James Dean) as she teams again with director Stevens - again an Oscar winner here - on this sprawling version of Edna Ferber's novel.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958): Taylor makes an excellent Maggie to Paul Newman's Brick and
For the first part of his professional acting career, which began in 1936 according to IMDb, Cady primarily had bit parts and uncredited roles. Some of the more noted films he was in during this period were "Father of the Bride" and "Rear Window."
Cady's career advanced steadily and he landed a recurring role as Doc Williams on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." During the run of the series, he portrayed this character in 60 episodes.
Soon after, Cady secured the role of Drucker, first on "Petticoat Junction" and later on "Green Acres" and even on "The Beverly Hillbillies." He would go on to play the general-store proprietor for more than 300 episodes between 1963-71.
After that, Cady primarily had guest-starring roles. His last
Dark Shadows, the gothic daytime drama that premiered on the ABC Television network in 1966, was distinguished from other soap operas by it’s presence of vampires, werewolves, witches, and ghosts. The show was a cult phenomenon and there were soon Dark Shadows board games, jigsaw puzzles, model kits, and other merchandise aimed at kids, even though it was adult women and college students who comprised it’s core audience. The breakout star of Dark Shadows was Canadian actor Jonathan Frid who played Barnabas Collins, the 200-year-old vampire and heir to the Collingswood estate (where the show took place) constantly in search
Tamblyn made an appearance in Chicago in 2010 at the Hollywood Palms in Naperville, Illinois, and did an interview with HollywoodChicago.com regarding the 50th Anniversary of the film “West Side Story.” After talking about that experience, he began to reminisce about his other career exploits. In a talk that lasted close to an hour, he spoke about the transition from child to adult star, encounters with Elvis Presley and adventures with rocker Neil Young, director David Lynch and actor Glenn Ford.
Russ Tamblyn in Chicago, 2010
Photo Credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
"Curtis, whose previous subjects have included Wc Fields, James Whale and Preston Sturges, is the kind of biographer who serves his subject first and his readers second," writes Stephanie Zacharek in the New York Times. "The first half of Spencer Tracy is — let's not mince words — pretty boring, packed with details that prove Curtis's tirelessness as a researcher but load us down with far more information than we need…. But a strange,
When Bella walks down the aisle in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” she joins a long line of famous Hollywood brides. Here’s a look at iconic film brides, from Scarlett O’Hara to Carrie Bradshaw.
Long before Kate Middleton wore long sleeves down the aisle, many cinematic brides wore modest lace gowns with covered-up arms.
Of course, more often then not, when dispirited acquaintances met a merry Brigadier in between screenings, the answer to their inevitable question would be: "Coming from (and returning to) a retrospective, of course!"—but also among new films, we ended up with more truly interesting stuff than in the previous year. Not all of it true donkey material, for different reasons. Nevertheless, there were quite a few Ferronian pleasures out there, some of them more touching than others,
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