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George  Cukor
[1899-1983]

director George Cukor [1899-1983] in (cropped) publicity photo of the stars of "The Women" [1939]          short profile

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George Cukor directed twenty different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Ronald Colman, Gladys Cooper, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Rex Harrison, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Stanley Holloway, Ruth Hussey, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Anna Magnani, James Mason, Anthony Quinn, Basil Rathbone, Norma Shearer, Maggie Smith, and James Stewart.
Five of them – Bergman, Colman, Harrison, Holliday & Stewart – won the Oscar.

"The only really important thing I have to say about George Cukor is that all other directors
[that] I have worked with starred themselves . . . George 'starred' the actor."
— Katharine Hepburn


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George Cukor entry at Wikipedia
George Cukor credits [1929-81] at Internet Movie Database


star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Enmmy Award for Outstanding Directing for "Love Among The Ruins" [1975]  won Oscar for Best Director for "My Fair Lady" [1964]   George Cukor won an Oscar for Best Director
for "My Fair Lady" [1964]
— out of 5 Oscar nominations, 1934-65

He also received
the D.G.A. Award in 1965, plus 3 D.G.A. noms (1953-58)
a BAFTA Award for Best Film (1966)
an Enmmy Award for Outstanding Directing (1975)
Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 1978
the D.G.A. Lifetime Achievement Award (1981)
Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (1982)
and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



L i n k s
George Cukor entry at Wikipedia
George Cukor credits [1929-81] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Cukor on DVD at Amazon



Movies  By  George Cukor
George Cukor credits [1929-81] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Cukor on DVD at Amazon

"Cukor & Co.: The Films of George Cukor and His Collaborators"
[1971] by Gary Carey
Museum of Modern Art pb [4/71] out of print/used

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"What Price Hollywood?" [R.K.O. Pathé June 1932]
What Price Hollywood 1932 movie by George Cukor  A waitress at the Brown Derby restaurant befriends a seldom-sober director and is soon in the big-time; she snags a millionaire socialite but he soon tires of the Hollywood lifestyle and of playing second fiddle to a star. Filming locations included the Hollywood Brown Derby, Grauman's Chinese theater, and Hollywood Blvd. Exec produced by David O. Selznick; directed by George Cukor; based on a story by Adela Rogers St. Johns; music by Max Steiner; starring Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Brooks Benedict, Louise Beavers, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, King Baggot & Heinie Conklin; Oscar nomination for Best Original Story
Warner Archive Collection b&w DVD-R [2/2014] for $21.99
Warner Home Video b&w VHS [1/91] out of prodn/scarce
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
scrrenplay in book form [1981]
Continuum Intl. 8x5½ pb [10/84] out of print/used

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"Our Betters" [1933]
starring Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble Cooper

"Dinner At Eight" [1933]

"Little Women" [1933]

"David Copperfield" [M.G.M. Oct 1935]
Directed by George Cukor; starring Freddie Bartholomew, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan, Hugh Walpole,
Basil Rathbone, Fay Chaldecott, Una O'Connor, Lionel Barrymore, Violet Kemble Cooper, Elsa Lanchester,
Jean Cadell, W.C. Fields, Roland Young, Lewis Stone, Frank Lawton, Madge Evans, Hugh Williams &
Maureen O'Sullivan; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Assistant Director & Best Editing
full credits from IMDb

"Sylvia Scarlett" [1935]
directed by George Cukor, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne & Edmund Gwenn

"Romeo  and  Juliet" [M.G.M. Sept 1936]
Directed by George Cukor; based on the 1597 stageplay by Wm. Shakespeare; starring Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard,
John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Andy Devine, Henry Kolker, Robert Warwick
& Reginald Denny; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (NS), Best Supporting Actor (BR), Best Art Direction
full credits at IMDb

"Camille" [1937]
Directed by George Cukor; co-writer Frances Marion; starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor & Lionel Barrymore;
listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005); VHS available | full credits from IMDb

"Holiday" (1938)

"The Women" [1939] directed by George Cukor,
starring Joan Crawford & Norma Shearer

"The Philadelphia Story" (1940)

"A Woman's Face" [1941] directed by George Cukor,
starring Joan Crawford & Melvyn Douglas

George Cukor's "Gaslight" [1944]

"Winged Victory" (1944) /tt0037467/

"A Double Life" (1947)

"Adam's Rib" (1949) /tt0041090/

"Born Yesterday" (1950)

"The Actress" (1953) /tt0045471/

"A Star Is Born" remake [1954]
directed by George Cukor

"A Star Is Born: The Making of The 1954 Movie and Its 1983 Restoration" []
by Ronald Haver 9780060972745

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"It Should Happen To You" (1954) /tt0047123/

Cole Porter's "Les Girls" [1957 musical] directed by George Cukor,
starring Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall & Taina Elg

"Let's Make Love (1960) starring Marilyn Monroe

"Something's Got To Give" (1962) starring Marilyn Monroe /tt0217055/

"My Fair Lady (1964 musical]

"Travels With My Aunt" (1972) /tt0069404/

"Love Among The Ruins" [1975 TV]
directed by George Cukor, starring Katharine Hepburn

"The Corn Is Green" [1979 TV]
directed by George Cukor, starring Katharine Hepburn

"Rich and Famous" (1981) /B000UPMZ3A/
directed by George Cukor, starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen



Books  by  George Cukor

George Cukor Interviews book edited by Robert Emmet Long  
"George Cukor: Interviews" [2001]
Edited by Robert Emmet Long

Univ Press MS 8¾x5¾ pb [10/2001] for $22.00
Univ Press MS 12x7¾ hardcover [10/2001] for $50.00



Works  About  George Cukor

"George Cukor Collection [] by George Houle /112589864X/ + /B0006EQHDO/

"On Cukor" [1972] by Gavin Lambert 9780399109256 + 9780847822973

"The Men Who Made The Movies: George Cukor" [1973 TV] /tt0070103/

Men Who Made The Movies interviews book by Richard Schickel  "The Men Who Made The Movies: Interviews With Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh & William A. Wellman" [1975]
by Richard Schickel

Ivan R. Dee, Publr 9x6 pb [4/2001] for $19.95
Atheneum 10¼x7¼ hardcover [1975] out of print/used

article by Hollis Alpert in the February 1978 issue of American Film Magazine

"George Cukor [1982] by Gene D. Phillips 9780805792867

"George Cukor: A Critical Study and Filmography [1985] by James Bernardoni 9780899501765

"George Cukor: A Double Life: A Biography of the Gentleman Director [1991]
by Patrick McGilligan /0312153775/

"George Cukor, Master of Elegance: Hollywood's Legendary Director and His Stars [1994]
by Emanuel Levy /0688112463/

portrayed by Martin Ferrero in "Gods and Monsters" [1998]

http://www.amazon.com/Cukor-George/dp/B000059HBY/ [2000]

"George Cukor [2001] by Rosemary Cochrane scarce

Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age  "Conversations With The Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age: At The American Film Institute" [2006] by George Stevens, Jr.
interviews with 32 major writers, directors & cinematographers, including Ingmar Bergman, writer Ray Bradbury, Richard Brooks, Frank Capra, William Clothier, Stanley Cortez, George Cukor, Federico Fellini, George Folsey, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, James Wong Howe, John Huston, Elia Kazan, Gene Kelly, Stanley Kramer, Fritz Lang, David Lean, Ernest Lehman, Mervyn LeRoy, Harold Lloyd, Rouben Mamoulian, Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, George Stevens, King Vidor, Hal Wallis, Raoul Walsh, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise, William Wyler & Fred Zinnemann
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2006] for $23.10

"George Cukor" (Spanish Edition) [2007] by Augusto M. Torres

American Classic Screen Profiles book edited by  John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh  "American Classic Screen: Profiles" [2010]
Edited by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh, Preface by Ray Bradbury

Scarecrow Press 8¾x6 pb [9/2010] for $40.00
American Classic Screen Magazine [1976-86] was published by The National Film Society; these exclusive profiles have long been difficult or impossible to access, but are now collected by editors Tibbetts & Welsh; the Profiles include: James Cagney and Mae Clarke; George Cukor and Kate Hepburn; Bette Davis and Claude Rains; Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, George Bancroft, Charles T. Barton, Warner Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Beulah Bondi, George M. Cohan, Cecil B. DeMille, Charlotte 'Alice' Henry, Orval Hixon, Boris Karloff, Barbara La Marr, Elissa Landi, Joseph H. Lewis, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, child star Peggy-Jean 'Baby Peggy' Montgomery, Walter Plunkett, Eleanor Powell, Robert Redford, Mickey Rooney, Victor Sjöström, Kenneth Strickfaden, cowboy star Fred Thomson, Cornel Wilde & Natalie Wood



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