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A star is born [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Moss Hart ; director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; a Transcona Enterprises production ; produced by Sidney Luft ; directed by George Cukor.

Publication:
[S.I. : s.n., 20--].
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Wellman, William A., 1937- -- Film adaptations.
Carson, Robert, 1909-1983 -- Film adaptations.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Jealousy -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Musicals.
System Details:
DVD-R.
Summary:
Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets.
Participant:
Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tom Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, Hazel Shermet.
Credits:
Art director, Malcolm Bert ; film editor, Folmar Blangsted ; sound by Charles B. Lang, David Forrest ; set decorator, George James Hopkins ; special effects by H.F. Koenekamp ; vocal arrangements by Jack Cathcart ; orchestrations by Skip Martin ; song "Born in a trunk" music and lyrics by Leonard Gershe ; art direction and costumes for "Born in a trunk" by Irene Sharaff ; production design by Gene Allen ; costumes designed by Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg ; music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin ; dances created and staged by Richard Barstow ; musical direction by Ray Heindorf.
Notes:
Based on the Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson screen play from a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Harvey Sheldon.
Penn Provenance:
Sheldon, Harvey (donor)
Contributor:
Cukor, George, 1899-1983 , Director
Luft, Sid. , Producer
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961. , Screenwriter
Garland, Judy. , Actor
Mason, James, 1909-1984 , Actor
Carson, Jack, 1910-1963. , Actor
Bickford, Charles, 1891-1967. , Actor
Noonan, Tommy, 1921-1968. , Actor
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. , Lyricist
Leavitt, Samuel, 1904-1984 , Cinematographer
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. , Author
Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. , Author
Carson, Robert, 1909-1983. , Author
Wellman, William A., 1937- , Author
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967). , Producer
Transcona Enterprises, Inc. , Producer
Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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