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'My Fair Lady': THR's 1964 Review - Hollywood Reporter

' My Fair Lady held its premiere at the Criterion Theatre in New York. The film, said at the time to have the largest advance ticket sales of any movie in history, eventually went on to win eight Oscars at the 37th Academy Awards. New York — The most fabulous musical in the history of the stage has been made into a fabulous musical film, one that will be one of the greatest hits in movie history. It is, of course, My Fair Lady , a Warner Bros. presentation, a personal production of Jack L. Warner, and it is a better movie than it was a play. One of those rare, rare occasions when everything goes right, when it keeps going right and it moves and takes the spectator along, enchanted and enthralled. George Cukor's direction is as fresh and crisp as a first night, electric with dramatic tension, keyed high and held. Visually there has never — not ever — been a motion picture to equal the breathtaking loveliness of My Fair Lady. But far more is the fact that it is a witty film, and earthy film, with humor that ranges from the sophisticated conversation of George Bernard Shaw at his most recondite to Shaw at his most daring — with an assist from Alan Jay Lerner. It has perhaps the most nearly universal of themes. This was the theme of Shaw's play Pygmalion , and remained intact when it became My Fair Lady , and has survived — again intact, but marvelously refurbished and glittering — in the screen version. It is the story, as everyone must know by now, of the flower girl who becomes a princess, the dirty Cockney guttersnipe who is taught to talk like a lady, to walk like a lady, to hold her place in high society with the nobs and swells. Audrey Hepburn plays this girl, and Rex Harrison, repeating his great stage success, plays her mentor. Lerner did the screenplay, as he did the book and lyrics for the stage version. Frederick Loewe did the music. Lerner has been wise and modest in not attempting to improve on Shaw. Most of the dialogue, most of the jokes are Shaw's. What Lerner did with his lyrics was to extend the comedy into music, to put the ideas into restatement of another form. It is brilliant writing, as Loewe's music is imperishable. Cukor and Lerner have not done the conventional treatment of a stage. Source:

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  • 'My Fair Lady': THR's 1964 Review

    10/21/16 ,via Hollywood Reporter

    Among the others who contribute mightily in the huge cast are John Holland, John Alderson and John McLiam as Holloway's two cronies, Veronica Rothschild, Marjorie Bennett, Queenie Leonard, Barbara Pepper, Owen McGiveney, Betty Blythe, Alan Napier 

  • Boeing representatives visit Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

    09/30/16 ,via Walterboro Live

    Representatives from Boeing visited Walterboro last week to discuss the company and its future workforce needs. About 50 interested people listened to Lindsay Leonard, senior director of Boeing S.C. for national strategy and engagement government 


RT @prewartv: On this Day in 1938 - Back to the AP garden, Queenie Leonard in 'Pest Pilot', newsreels and the demonstration film. https://t… 10/24/16, @htwcentral
RT @prewartv: On this Day in 1938 - Back to the AP garden, Queenie Leonard in 'Pest Pilot', newsreels and the demonstration film. https://t… 10/24/16, @MediaHistoryNow
On this Day in 1938 - Back to the AP garden, Queenie Leonard in 'Pest Pilot', newsreels and the demonstration film. 10/24/16, @prewartv


  • Queenie Bean Salad Recipe

    cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, orange bell pepper, black beans, tomato, quinoa, green onion, vegetable oil, kosher salt, cumin, coriander, lime zest, water


  • Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide

    Penguin. 2014. ISBN: 9780698183612,0698183614. 1632 pages.

    NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This 2015 edition covers the modern era, from 1965 to the present, while including all the great older films you can’t afford to miss—and those you can—from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for. NEW: • Nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with 300+ new entries • More than 25,000 DVD and video listings • Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos MORE: • Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 • Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB • Exact running times—an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited • Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics • Leonard’s personal list of Must-See Movies • Date of release, running time, director, stars, MPAA ratings, color or black and white • Concise summary, capsule review, and four-star-to-BOMB rating system • Precise information on films shot in widescreen format • Symbols for DVDs, videos, and laserdiscs • Completely updated index of leading actors


Queenie Leonard - Wikipedia

Queenie Leonard; Born: Pearl Walker (1905-02-18) 18 February 1905 Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom: Died: 17 January 2002 (2002-01-17) (aged 96)

Queenie Leonard | Behind The Voice Actors

Images and sounds of the characters Queenie Leonard has played in voice over roles in cartoons, TV, movies, video games and more.

Queenie's suite - YouTube

Collection of pre-raphaelite pics set to Queenie's Suite by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.

Leigh 'Little Queenie' Harris hasn't lost her ... -

The Southport Music Hall will be a time machine tonight, as local music legends Little Queenie and Percolators take the stage together a quarter-century after they ...