Not to interrupt the nonstop non-blogging, but I thought I'd mention for you subscribers of Turner Classic Movies that at 12:15 a.m. tonight (or tomorrow, if you want to get technical) TCM is showing What Price Hollywood? Starring Constance Bennett in the best performance of her career, What Price Hollywood? is the story of an alcoholic director who molds an unknown into a star. If that sounds a bit like A Star Is Born, there's a good reason—What Price Hollywood is the pre-Code version of the same story.
The film also marked George Cukor's first great directorial effort.
It's all part of TCM's "So You Want To Be Famous" series, which starts at 8 p.m. EDT and also includes Red, Hot and Blue (8 p.m.), It Should Happen To You (9:30 p.m.) and Chatterbox (11 p.m.).
From their website:
12:15am [Drama] What Price Hollywood? (1932)
A drunken director whose career is fading helps a waitress become a Hollywood star.
Cast: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff Dir: George Cukor BW-88 mins, TV-G
Alternate Best Actor 1969: Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider
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