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Encyclopedia > A Star Is Born (1937 film)
DVD cover showing stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
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DVD cover showing stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.

A Star is Born is a 1937 film produced by David O. Selznick and directed by William A. Wellman, with a script by Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell. It stars Janet Gaynor as an aspiring actress who travels to Hollywood to become a movie star. She meets an actor, played by Fredric March and they marry but soon after his career enters a downward spiral while hers flourishes. See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... Cinema can refer to: Film, motion pictures or movies. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... David O. Selznick David Oliver Selznick (May 10, 1902–June 22, 1965), was one of the icon Hollywood producers of the Golden Age. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... William A. Wellman (February 29, 1896 - December 9, 1975) was a movie director. ... Dorothy Parker (also known as Dot or Dottie) was born Dorothy Rothschild in the West End district of Long Branch, New Jersey, on August 22, 1893. ... You might want Alan Campbell (pastor) Alan Campbell (screenwriter) Alan Campbell (politician) Alan Campbell (sculler) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Janet Gaynor (born October 6, 1906; died September 14, 1984) was an actress who in 1928 was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... A movie star is a celebrity who is well known for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. ... Fredric March photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Fredric March (Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel) (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an Academy Award winning American actor. ...


Other members of the cast include Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine and Lionel Stander. February 18, 1890 - October 29, 1963 Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. ... May Robson (April 19, 1858 - October 20, 1942) was an Australian-born actress and playwright. ... Andy Devine Andy Devine (born Jeremiah Schwartz) (October 7, 1905 - February 18, 1977) was a rotund, raspy-voiced American character actor and comic cowboy sidekick. ... Lionel Stander (January 11, 1908 – November 30, 1994) was an American character actor in movies and television. ...


It was filmed from October to December 1936 with an estimated budget of $1,173,639, and premiered in Los Angeles, California on April 20, 1937. The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles, ) also known simply as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ...


The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning the award for Best Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Best Actor (March), Best Actress (Gaynor), Best Assistant Director, and Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay. It won a special Academy Award for its technicolor cinematography for W. Howard Greene. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... In the first year only of this award it was not made in respect of any specific movie. ... It has been suggested that John Hay Whitney/Technicolor be merged into this article or section. ... Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, meters Audrey Tautou on the set of A Very Long Engagement. ... W. Howard Greene was an Academy Award winning cinematographer. ...


A Star is Born has been remade twice, in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judy Garland, circa 1943. ... James Mason in North by Northwest. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Barbra Streisand - Guilty Pleasures. ... Kris Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936 in Brownsville, Texas) is an influential country music songwriter, singer and actor. ...


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