By Tom Lisanti
In 1965, in a unprecedented prevalence now not obvious sooner than or considering, films with a similar name concerning the related topic opened inside weeks of one another. Carol Lynley used to be Jean Harlow in invoice Sargent’s Harlow a quickie B&W autonomous creation filmed in Electronovision. Carroll Baker used to be Jean Harlow in Joseph E. Levine’s Harlow an incredible price range colour extravaganza from Paramount photographs. either endeavored to inform the tale of the mythical thirties blonde bombshell’s passionate love existence and her meteoric upward push from bit participant to large famous person sooner than her dying on the younger age of twenty-six.
Dueling Harlows: Race to the Silver reveal recounts the fight it took to get those rival motion picture biographies into theaters first contemplating the virtually day-by-day war-of-words among the flicks’ showman manufacturers, which just about escalated into fisticuffs on the 1965 Academy Awards rite; the casting difficulties every one confronted; the terrible screenplays, which hampered the productions; the moved quickly velocity to accomplish filming inflicting on-set frustration; and the legislations matches that within the aftermath. either video clips have been mess ups on the time yet have camp attraction today.
This well-researched booklet, with 18 images, comprises new interviews from those who labored at the video clips together with actors Carol Lynley and Michael Dante, assistant administrators Richard C. Bennett and Tim Zinnemann, casting director Marvin Paige, plus movie historian Robert Osborne and manufacturer David Permut. additionally integrated are classic reviews from Joseph Levine, invoice Sargent, Carroll Baker, Ginger Rogers, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Michael Connors, and lots of more.
Tom Lisanti an award-winning writer of 7 books approximately Sixties Hollywood. His books contain myth Femmes of Sixties Cinema; Drive-in Dream ladies: A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties; Hollywood Surf and seashore videos: the 1st Wave, 1959-1969; and Trippin’ with Terry Southern: What i believe I consider. Tom additionally writes for Cinema unfashionable journal in addition to his personal web publication came across at his website www.sixtiescinema.com.
Read Online or Download Dueling Harlows: Race to the Silver Screen PDF
Best film & video art books
In 1929, Hollywood multi-millionaire William Fox (1879–1952) got here with reference to controlling the full movie undefined. His Fox movie company had grown from a $1600 funding right into a globe-spanning $300 million empire; he additionally held patents to the hot sound-on-film strategy. pressured right into a sequence of sour energy struggles, Fox used to be finally toppled from his throne, and the studio bearing his identify may merge in 1935 with Darryl F.
It’s a complete new global for cinematographers, digicam assistants, and postproduction artists. New apparatus, new equipment, and new applied sciences must be discovered and mastered. New roles resembling that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), electronic Loader, and information supervisor are quintessential to today’s movie construction technique.
Fifty Hollywood administrators introduces crucial, iconic and influential filmmakers who labored in Hollywood among the top of the silent interval and the start of the blockbuster. via exploring the old, cultural and technological contexts during which each one director used to be operating, this publication strains the formative interval in advertisement cinema while administrators went from pioneers to heavyweights.
Dick Jones: the place the motion was once is a nostalgic glance again at of the main action-packed early tv Westerns geared toward the juvenile viewers, the variety Rider and Buffalo invoice, Jr. One guy had a starring position in either one of those exhibits, Dick Jones, a former baby actor and proficient athlete. the focal point is on motion.
- FilmCraft: Producing
- Noir Urbanisms: Dystopic Images of the Modern City (Publications in Partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University)
- Valuing Films: Shifting Perceptions of Worth
- Escape Velocity: American Science Fiction Film, 1950–1982 (Wesleyan Film)
- 21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation
- Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice
Extra resources for Dueling Harlows: Race to the Silver Screen
Dueling Harlows: Race to the Silver Screen by Tom Lisanti