And no woman took control of a major Hollywood studio until 1980, as Patti LuPone’s Avis Amberg does here. Ace Studios may be a fictional dreamland… A daydreamer, Georgie Allerton's imagination goes to work while she falls in love with her sister Miriam's husband-to-be, Jim Lucas. As with the fictional Camille – and the real life Dandridge – she refused to play the then standard African-American parts of maids or prostitutes. It stars Betty Hutton and Macdonald Carey.. How did he know them? Fact and fiction are blended insouciantly by Murphy. http://allmovie.com/work/dream-girl-69397, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dream_Girl_(1948_film)&oldid=974035331, Pages using infobox film with unknown empty parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 August 2020, at 18:33. Cukor was said to be sexually rapacious whilst incapable of emotional attachment. Lena Horne, the other star on whom Harrier modelled her performance, had a far less tragic fate. Best actor went to Ronald Colman for A Double Life and Best Actress to Loretta Young in The Farmer’s Daughter. But there were no crushing lows either. The sham union was doomed. ... which was a real civil war film created by Universal Pictures in 1948. During a conversation with Raymond, for example, studio executive Richard explains that he was there during Anna May Wong's screen test for The Good Earth, MGM's real 1937 film about struggling Chinese farmers. “I wanted to give some people who were dealt a terrible hand by Hollywood a happy ending. "This movie was a transformative one for my understanding of what exactly happened in 1948" The Story Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in … Entwistle’s body was found by walkers in a ravine in the Hollywood Hills. (Warning: contains spoilers.). Strictly Come Dancing 2020: when does it start, and how will this year's show work? We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Who's the real Camille? Dream Girl is a 1948 comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen, adapted from the 1945 play of the same name written by Elmer Rice. Just like how Irene Mayer Selznick became a theater producer, Avis eventually inherits Ace Studios, and she makes a series of groundbreaking decisions that end up propelling Hollywood's protagonists into the spotlight. Similarly, the Jewish Avis tells Jack that she was a silent era movie star until studio heads told her she was too "ethnic" for the talkies. It turns out that he truly was that clunking early in his career. Meg, the boundary-breaking film at the heart of Hollywood, is produced by Ace Pictures.