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2 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

OK here goes- William Goetz- His father-in-law was Louis B Mayer - he was married to Edith Mayer, Louis daughter, his sister in law was Irene Selznick, a theatrical producer who gave Marlon Brando his big break in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway, His brother-in-law was David O Selznick who produced Gone With The Wind. His Oscar nominated film was Sayonara starring Brando - the studios were Twentieth Century Fox, then Universal - International and then William Goetz Productions- producing Sayonara. He came up with the idea of profit participation, it's been said that helped in the studio system's downfall. ??????????

Lav, my guess was this was on the second page and you just never saw it before. But you seem to be a terrific gatekeeper who sees a lot of stuff that has been lost by the wayside. So I was patient and kept on going cuz I knew you'd get it eventually.

William Goetz is not a household name, but he certainly was a key player in the Golden Age of Hollywood for decades. He was the partner of Darryl F Zanuck at 20th Century Fox and they had formed Fox Studios prior to that.

As for the Jimmy Stewart connection, he and Jimmy Stewart created the actor movie percentage sweetheart deal with Jimmy's movie Winchester 73: in lieu of a salary Jimmy got a percentage of the profits. And that's what made a whole lot of people like William Holden with Bridge Over the River Kwai as an example very very rich movie stars.

Well that's when Hollywood was Hollywood!

Lav, thanks for answering that one.

Your turn.....

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You're Welcome and I did put a lot of thought into this one, since as you said william Goetz wasn't exactly a household name. I thought other posters were going to take a shot at this one.

I'll be back with one, in the meantime hope you take a shot at the retro trivia question I posted :)

 

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Although they play close friends in this multiple Oscar winning classic film, these 2 actresses couldn't stand each other in real life. Both were very well known, one is legendary. Who were the 2 actresses and what was the film ???

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Bette Davis and Celeste Holm in ALL ABOUT EVE.

Davis won her Oscars for DANGEROUS and JEZEBEL.

Holm won for GENTELEMAN’S AGREEMENT.

Is this correct?

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1 minute ago, Arturo said:

Bette Davis and Celeste Holm in ALL ABOUT EVE.

Davis won her Oscars for DANGEROUS and JEZEBEL.

Holm won for GENTELEMENS AGREEMENT.

Bette Davis and Celeste Holm and All About Eve are all correct. Bette Davis in an interview said she enjoyed making All About Eve except for Celeste Holm, she called Celeste a b---h. Celeste said that after the very first day of filming she never spoke to Bette Davis again for the rest of her life. Good work Arturo, it's your turn to come up with trivia about a film.

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Thank you Lavender.

This star was cast in a musical with that studio’s top musical star.   But during filming she eloped to Las Vegas with a technician also at the studio.  Studio head was so enraged with the star that he removed her from the film, although it was announced to the press that she injured herself during a dance routine, and taken off the film to recuperate and have a proper honeymoon.

Name the film, the star, the musical star, the bridegroom and the studio head.

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The new bridegroom, a renowned technician, was let go from the studio.  He soon found a new job at another studio, and won an Oscar there several years later.

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The completed film was a bright technicolor romp, especially famous for one over the top campy number. 

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That last clue did it, Arturo!  It's The Gang's All Here, which certainly was a bright technicolor romp and is famous for Carmen Miranda's over-the-top number The Lady in the Tutti-Fruitti Hat.  The star of the film was Alice Faye and Linda Darnell was cast in a supporting role.  During production, she married the much older cinematographer J. Peverell Marley, much to the chagrin of studio head Darryl F. Zanuck.

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Starliteyes, 

You are correct on all counts.  The original title of the film was THE GIRLS HE LEFT BEHIND.  

Great job!  Your turn.

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The two stars of this film were involved in an off-screen affair during production.  They were to co-star in another film right after this one, but their relationship turned sour and the female star demanded a new leading man, which she got.

Name the film and the two stars and the next film and the new leading man.

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Prior to making this film, the female star's husband had left her and she had slashed her wrist, requiring her to wear a bracelet throughout the film to cover her scar.

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The film is a musical and is a remake of a 1930's musical.  The male star did his own singing, but the female star was dubbed.

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The year after this musical came out, the male star could be seen in another musical with another female star who he would eventually marry.

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The leading man who replaced the original male star had a very long and happy marriage to the sister of another female star of Hollywood's Golden Age.

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Although this was an operetta first done on stage, the first screen version of this production was done as a silent film.

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On 8/17/2019 at 4:48 PM, starliteyes said:

The two stars of this film were involved in an off-screen affair during production.  They were to co-star in another film right after this one, but their relationship turned sour and the female star demanded a new leading man, which she got.

Name the film and the two stars and the next film and the new leading man.

 

On 8/18/2019 at 3:03 PM, starliteyes said:

Prior to making this film, the female star's husband had left her and she had slashed her wrist, requiring her to wear a bracelet throughout the film to cover her scar.

 

On 8/19/2019 at 7:50 PM, starliteyes said:

The film is a musical and is a remake of a 1930's musical.  The male star did his own singing, but the female star was dubbed.

 

On 8/20/2019 at 5:02 PM, starliteyes said:

The year after this musical came out, the male star could be seen in another musical with another female star who he would eventually marry.

 

On 8/21/2019 at 1:26 PM, starliteyes said:

The leading man who replaced the original male star had a very long and happy marriage to the sister of another female star of Hollywood's Golden Age.

 

On 8/22/2019 at 5:13 PM, starliteyes said:

Although this was an operetta first done on stage, the first screen version of this production was done as a silent film.

 

17 hours ago, starliteyes said:

The female star was married 8 times, including twice to the same man.

 

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On 8/17/2019 at 4:48 PM, starliteyes said:

The two stars of this film were involved in an off-screen affair during production.  They were to co-star in another film right after this one, but their relationship turned sour and the female star demanded a new leading man, which she got.

Name the film and the two stars and the next film and the new leading man.

The first film is The Merry Widow- Lana and Fernando Lamas are the 2 stars who were lovers who had the falling out.  They were both to be in Latin Lovers but Lana demanded Lamas be replaced, he was replaced by Ricardo Montalban. Montalban was married to Georgiana Young, Loretta's sister. Lana was married 8 times, twice to actor Stephan Crane

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Correct on all counts, lav!  I knew eventually someone would come through.  On, and one other bit of trivia - Fernando Lamas would go on to marry Esther Williams 16 years after co-starring with her in Dangerous When Wet.

You're up next, lav.

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Thanks Star, but when did Lana slash her wrists, because of which husband?

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A director said he wrote a film about an alcoholic wife for his real life wife who starred in the film. Director/Writer, Film and his famous wife who starred in the film ???

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5 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Thanks Star, but when did Lana slash her wrists, because of which husband?

 

She slashed her wrists when her third husband, millionaire Henry J. Topping, left her in 1951.  He was her third husband, although it was her 4th marriage because she had married Stephen Crane twice.  Incidentally, it was also her longest marriage, lasting 4 years, 7 months and 14 days.

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6 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Thanks Star, but when did Lana slash her wrists, because of which husband?

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A director said he wrote a film about an alcoholic wife for his real life wife who starred in the film. Director/Writer, Film and his famous wife who starred in the film ???

Thanks for the answer Star :)

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A director said he wrote a film about an alcoholic wife for his real wife who starred in the film. Director/Writer, Film and his famous wife who starred in the film ???

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