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Encyclopedia > The Three Faces of Eve
The Three Faces of Eve
Directed by Nunnally Johnson
Produced by Nunnally Johnson
Written by Corbett Thigpen (book)
Hervey M. Cleckley (book)
Nunnally Johnson
Starring Joanne Woodward
David Wayne
Lee J. Cobb
Music by Robert Emmett Dolan
Cinematography Stanley Cortez
Release date(s) Flag of the United States United States
September 23, 1957

The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 book and film, loosely based on the true story of a woman (Chris Costner-Sizemore) who had dissociative identity disorder. Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 - March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed films. ... Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 - March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed films. ... Dr. Corbett H. Thigpen (died March 19, 1999 was an American psychiatrist. ... The pioneer of the research of psychopathy was Dr. Hervey Cleckley who released in 1941 a book called The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So-Called Psychopathic Personality. ... Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 - March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed films. ... Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy award winning American actress. ... David Wayne (January 30, 1914 - February 9, 1995) was a Tony Award-winning American actor with a career spanning nearly half a century. ... Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb (December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. ... // Robert Emmett Bobby Dolan (August 3, 1906 – September 26, 1972) was a Broadway conductor, composer and arranger beginning in the 1920s. ... Stanley Cortez (1908-1997) was a cinemataographer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The woman who wrote Im Eve, chronicling the story of Eve Black, Eve White, and Jane. ... Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), is a mental condition whereby a single individual evidences two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. ...


The film stars Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Nancy Kulp and Alistair Cooke. It was filmed at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy award winning American actress. ... David Wayne (January 30, 1914 - February 9, 1995) was a Tony Award-winning American actor with a career spanning nearly half a century. ... Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb (December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. ... Nancy Kulp (center) in The Beverly Hillbillies, along with costars Max Baer, Jr. ... Alistair Cooke should not be confused with Alastair Cook, English cricketer. ... In 1828 the Medical Academy of Georgia was chartered by the state of Georgia with plans to offer a single course of lectures leading to a bachelors degree. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ...

Contents

Summary

Eve White is a quiet, self-effacing wife and mother who has headaches and occasional blackouts. Eventually she is sent to see psychiatrist Dr. Luther, and while under hypnosis her "alter personality", wild, fun-loving Eve Black, discloses herself. With Eve Black on the loose, Eve White's husband leaves her and abandons their daughter. Under continued therapy, a third personality appears, the relatively stable Jane.


The rest of the film depicts Luther's attempts to reconcile the three faces of Eve, including uncovering a tragic event which occurred in Eve’s childhood. Her beloved grandmother had died, and according to family custom relatives were supposed to kiss the dead person at the viewing. Eve's grief and terror led to her "splitting off" a second personality to accomplish things she herself did not want to do.


After discovering the cause of her disorder, Jane is able to remember eveything that has ever happened to all three personalities. Dr. Luther asks to speak with Eve White, but when Jane tries to bring her out, she dicovers that Eve White and Eve Black no longer exist. All three personalities are once again whole. She marries a man named Earl who she met when she was Jane and reunites with Bonnie her daughter.


Film notes

The non-fiction book

The original Three Faces of Eve book was rushed into publication and film rights immediately sold to director Nunnally Johnson in 1957, apparently to capitalize on public interest in multiple personalities following the publication of Shirley Jackson's 1954 novel The Birds' Nest, which was made into the 1957 film Lizzie. Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 - March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed films. ... Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916 [1] – August 8, 1965) was an influential American author. ...


In her autobiography, Chris Costner-Sizemore remarked that the movie did not portray her real life at all. Her system did not integrate until much later, and she found her therapist's portrayal of her exploitive. But she was unable, at the time, to do anything about it, because she was not allowed to disclose her real identity as "Eve." One doctor even considered her delusional for believing she was "Eve." Costner-Sizemore and her family lived in virtual seclusion for years, fearing that someone would discover her past. The woman who wrote Im Eve, chronicling the story of Eve Black, Eve White, and Jane. ...


Telling Costner-Sizemore she was too mentally ill to take charge of her own affairs, Thigpen made all the arrangements with Twentieth-Century Fox Studios to film his version of her life story. By Costner-Sizemore's later account (related in her books I'm Eve and A Mind Of My Own as well as numerous interviews), he was acting as her sole representative with Fox, and simultaneously as Fox's representative with her, while continuing to see her in counseling. She was paid $7000, while Dr. Thigpen made approximately $1 million. Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their...


By Costner-Sizemore's account, Dr. Thigpen used her story for personal gain. When the movie debuted in Augusta, Georgia, he warned her not to see it, telling her it would be "extremely harmful" to her therapy progress. Costner-Sizemore reports feeling objectified and invalidated by the experience, particularly on seeing advertising images everywhere of Joanne Woodward portraying her. Later, Thigpen tried to stop her from writing I'm Eve in 1977, claiming that he had the sole rights to the story of her life. Fox paid her $5000 to option the book for a TV movie, but never went ahead with the project. Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ...


Costner-Sizemore did not realize the extent to which she had been exploited by Thigpen until 1988, when she tried to work with Sissy Spacek on a proposed screenplay for a feature film version of A Mind Of My Own. Spacek expressed interest in an accurate portrayal and her partner Bobbie Edrick agreed to produce it. However, Spacek was subsequently contacted by Fox representatives, who claimed that the proposed film could not be made because Fox owned all rights to Costner-Sizemore's life story in perpetuity. Costner-Sizemore had apparently signed the contract back in 1957 without reading it carefully. By Edrick's report, the real reason Fox insisted on the rights was that they were planning to remake Three Faces of Eve as a comedy, with Lily Tomlin. Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ...


Costner-Sizemore took Fox to Federal District Court in Manhattan in 1988 with the help of attorney Carol Rinsler, who argued that Costner-Sizemore was incompetent at the time, and that Fox's behavior in 1977 - paying her for the rights to "I'm Eve" -- was inconsistent with their belief that they already owned the rights to her life story. She managed to get the contract declared null and void. The film rights to A Mind Of My Own now belong to Spacek. For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


Awards

The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Joanne Woodward), at that time a relative unknown, who later went on to play Dr. Cornelia Wilbur in the film Sybil . Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... A picture of 30th anniversary DVD version of Sybil Sybil originally aired as a made-for-television miniseries in 1976. ...


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The Three Faces Of Eve: Fox Studio Classics (1957) (1558 words)
Eve's husband puts her in therapy, where Eve discovers that her flouts stem from a rare multiple personality condition.
Luther treats Eve and she seems to improve, but in the spring of 1952, she again runs into problems.
Not surprisingly, Eve Black is the broadest and cartoonist of the bunch, but Woodward manages to bring humanity to even her, and the other two feel like believable personalities.
The Three Faces of Eve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (618 words)
The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 film which is loosely based on the true story of a woman who suffered from Dissociative identity disorder.
The original Three Faces of Eve book was rushed into publication and film rights immediately sold to director Nunnally Johnson in 1957, apparently to capitalize on public interest in multiple personalities following the publication of Shirley Jackson's 1954 novel The Birds' Nest, which was made into the 1957 film Lizzie.
In her autobiography I'm Eve, Chris Costner-Sizemore remarked on the fact that the movie did not portray her real life at all.
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