Film What Price Hollywood? / What Price Hollywood? Add to your ''My films'' list
1932, 88 min
Section: Tribute to The Film Foundation
|2D4||Saturday||21/8 13:00||Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre|
|4D2||Monday||23/8 10:00||Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre|
|724||Thursday||26/8 15:00||Small Hall|
|9K6||Saturday||28/8 21:00||Drahomíra Cinema|
Often misjudged as a dress rehearsal for his famed 1954 adaptation of A Star Is Born, What Price Hollywood? is a drastically different beast. Neither an outright condemnation of movie culture nor a romanticization of Tinseltown, it offers a rare, clinical look at Hollywood, rendering it as an industrial machine, a corporate juggernaut, rather than a factory of dreams.
Often misjudged as a dress rehearsal for his famed 1954 adaptation of A Star Is Born, What Price Hollywood? is a drastically different beast – a demystification of the Hollywood myth that is far grittier and less sentimental than the Judy Garland musical. Constance Bennett plays a waitress who gets skyrocketed to stardom after a chance encounter with Lowell Sherman’s alcoholic director. Inevitable heartbreak ensues as the new-born star becomes disillusioned with Hollywood. Neither an outright condemnation of movie culture nor a romanticization of Tinseltown, What Price Hollywood? offers a rare, clinical look at Hollywood, rendering it as an industrial machine, a corporate juggernaut, rather than a factory of dreams.
Restored by the Library of Congress and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.
About the director
George Cukor (1899, New York City – 1983, Los Angeles). Selected filmography: Camille (1937), The Wizard of Oz (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954), Let’s Make Love (1960), My Fair Lady (1964).
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Tribute to The Film Foundation|
|Screenplay:||Gene Fowler, Rowland Brown|
|Dir. of Photography:||Charles Rosher|
|Editor:||Del Andrews, Jack Kitchin|
|Art Director:||Carroll Clark|
|Producer:||Pandro S. Berman, David O. Selznick|
|Cast:||Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton|
|Sales:||Park Circus Film Company Ltd|
|Contact:||Library of Congress|