Dorothy Arzner
Film director
Dorothy Arzner
Dorothy Arzner was an American film director. Her directorial career in feature films spanned from the late 1920s into the early 1940s, a time period in which there were very few—if any—other women working in the field.
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Die bittersüße Suche nach dem Mann fürs Leben - Harburger
Google News - over 5 years
Die US-amerikanische Schauspielerin Joey Lauren Adams liefert ein ergreifendes Regiedebüt, für das sie mit dem Dorothy Arzner Directors Award ausgezeichnet wurde und für den Grand Jury Prize des Sundance Film Festivals nominiert war
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Real Estate Writer Spotlights Home of DGA Trailblazer - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
That's because the two-story home at 2249 Mountain Oak once belonged to Dorothy Arzner, the first woman to be admitted to the Director's Guild of America in 1938. Mary Forgione spotlighted the property for the always entertaining LA Times feature “Home
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Home of the Week: Hollywood version of Greek Revival in Los Feliz - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
The multilevel house, an LA historic-cultural monument, was built in 1930 by filmmaker Dorothy Arzner. The multilevel house, built by filmmaker Dorothy Arzner, is listed as LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 301. She shared the home with her lifelong
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Lucille Ball Movie Schedule: EASY TO WED, THE BIG STREET, PANAMA LADY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dir: Dorothy Arzner. Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball. BW-90 mins. 8:00 PM STAGE DOOR (1937) Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen. Dir: Gregory LaCava. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers,
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Do Justin Timberlake & Mila Kunis Think Friends With Benefits Work? - Access Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Neil Patrick Harris chats with Access after the Women In Film's 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards about presenting The Dorothy Arzner Directors Award to director Pamela Fryman. Why does Neil feel she is so deserving of the award? Plus, what does Neil think of
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Max Mara Face of the Future 2011 al "Women in film Crystal +Lucy Awards ... - Blogosfere (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Tra le premiate di quest'anno oltre a Katie Holmes premiata da Nicola Gerber Maramotti, Max Mara; la famosa attrice Annette Bening; Nina Tassler con il Lucy Award, premiata da Geena Davis; la regista e produttrice, Pamela Fryman con il Dorothy Arzner
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Tracy Morgan Apologizes To Nashville LGBT Community - Access Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Neil Patrick Harris chats with Access after the Women In Film's 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards about presenting The Dorothy Arzner Directors Award to director Pamela Fryman. Why does Neil feel she is so deserving of the award? Plus, what does Neil think of
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CBS's Nina Tassler, Film Star Annette Bening Among Honorees at Women in Film Gala - Television Week (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Hosted by Melissa McCarthy of the network's hit show "Mike & Molly," the gala event honored CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler with the prestigious Lucy Award and "How I Met Your Mother" director Pamela Fryman with the Dorothy Arzner Directors
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Women In Film Honors Annette Bening, Katie Holmes - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
by AP Enlarge AP Director Pamela Fryman accepts the Dorothy Arzner Directors award at the 2011 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, June 16, 2011. The Crystal and Lucy awards is a gala fundraising dinner in support of Women in
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Dreams from the top - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Fryman, the Dorothy Arzner honoree, says she is already living her fantasy project. Continuing to direct "How I Met Your Mother" is her fantasy realized. Period. "It turned into my dream," Fryman says. The hit show starts shooting its seventh season in
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Sie befinden sich hier: Home - News - COME EARLY MORNING ab 05. August 2011 ... - DigitalVD
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Die US-amerikanische Schauspielerin Joey Lauren Adams ("Chasing Amy", "Big Daddy") liefert mit come early morning - der weg zu mir ein ergreifendes, starbesetztes Regiedebüt, für das sie ua mit dem Dorothy Arzner Directors Award ausgezeichnet wurde und
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Tashman, Lilyan (1896-1934) - Gayworld.be
Google News - almost 6 years
Ze vertolkte belangrijke rollen in de komedie “So This Is Paris” (1926) van Ernst Lubitsch, in “Camille” (1926, met Norma Talmadge), in “A Texas Steer” (1927, met Will Rogers), in “Manhattan Cocktail” (1928) van Dorothy Arzner en in “Hardboiled” (1929)
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الأحد.."Friends With Money" على إم بى سى ماكس - اليوم السابع
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يذكر أن الفيلم فاز بجائزتى "ndependent Spirit Award" و "Dorothy Arzner Directors Award " بينما رشحت نيكول هولوفسنر للحصول على جائزة " Independent Spirit Award" لأفضل نص مكتوب للسينما. وتكلفت ميزانية إنتاج الفيلم حوالى 6 ملايين دولار فقط، بينما وصلت
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Drake Stutesman, Moderator, "Independent Women: 15 Years of NYWIFT-Funded Film ... - The Awl
Google News - almost 6 years
Y'know Dorothy Arzner, but I felt very strongly that films should not be lost. The original films, they must be kept to speak for themselves. When you have nothing but other people interpreting what the films were really like you're in trouble
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THESE AMAZING SHADOWS – Opens Friday at the Sundance Kabuki Theater - SanFranciscoSentinel.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The important role of women in filmmaking is revealed from the pioneering work of Lois Weber and Dorothy Arzner to the recent work of Amy Heckerling and Julie Dash. In addition, Rick Prelinger takes a humorous look at the influence and impact of such
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Terence Macartney-Filgate: For the love of shooting - Globe and Mail
Google News - almost 6 years
Even more than Morrison, Macartney-Filgate recalls some of his colleagues that year, including Dorothy Arzner, one of the pioneering Hollywood directors from the late 1930s, and Josef von Sternberg (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), whose students
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How Oscar Found Ms. Right
NYTimes - almost 7 years
KATHRYN BIGELOW'S two-fisted win at the Academy Awards for best director and best film for ''The Hurt Locker'' didn't just punch through the American movie industry's seemingly shatterproof glass ceiling; it has also helped dismantle stereotypes about what types of films women can and should direct. It was historic, exhilarating, especially for
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DVDs | Paramount's Uptown Depression
NYTimes - almost 8 years
THANKS to the busy folks at Warner Home Video, Warner Brothers' street-level view of the Great Depression has become quite familiar. The studio's Depression landscape -- empathetic views of the working-class unemployed hustling in dingy urban environments or trudging through the ruined countryside -- can be explored in considerable depth in boxed
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CRITIC'S CHOICE; Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 9 years
THE LIVING END Remixed and Remastered When Gregg Araki's film ''The Living End'' was released in 1992, it was classified, along with Tom Kalin's ''Swoon'' and Todd Haynes's ''Poison,'' as part of a movement called the New Queer Cinema. This generation of filmmakers used humor, violence and an aggressive formalism to break with the traditional tone
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Arzner
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 82
    Died on October 1, 1979.
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  • 1975
    Age 78
    In 1975 the Director's Guild of America honored her with "A Tribute to Dorothy Arzner."
    More Details Hide Details During the tribute, a telegram from Katharine Hepburn was read: "Isn't it wonderful that you've had such a great career, when you had no right to have a career at all?" R.M. Vaughan's 2000 play, Camera, Woman depicts the last day of Arzner's career. According to the play, Harry Cohn fired her over a kissing scene between Merle Oberon and fictitious actor Rose Lindstrom—the name of a character played by Isobel Elsom in Arzner's last film, First Comes Courage, in which Oberon starred—in a never-completed final film. The play also depicts Arzner and Oberon as lovers. The play is told in a prologue, four acts, and an epilogue in the form of a post-show interview that contains actual quotations from Arzner. S. Louisa Wei's 2014 feature documentary, Golden Gate Girls, compares the media representation of Arzner with that of Esther Eng, Hong Kong's first woman director who was a Chinese American. Judith Mayne, the author of Directed by Dorothy Arzner, is interviewed in the documentary, saying, "I love the fact that history of woman filmmakers now would include Dorothy Arzner and Esther Eng as the two of the real exceptions, who proved it was entirely possible to build a successful film career without necessarily being a part of mainstream identity."
  • 1972
    Age 75
    In 1972 the First International Festival of Women's Films honored her by screening "The Wild Party", and her oeuvre was given a full retrospective at the Second Festival in 1976.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 39
    In 1936, Arzner became the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America.
    More Details Hide Details She was also the first woman to direct a sound film. Arzner had been linked romantically with a number of actresses, including Alla Nazimova and Billie Burke, but lived for the last 40 years of her life with her companion, choreographer Marion Morgan. Arzner died, aged 82, in La Quinta, California. For her achievements in the field of motion pictures, Arzner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.
  • 1932
    Age 35
    She left Paramount in 1932 to begin work as an independent director for several of the studios.
    More Details Hide Details The films she directed during this period are her best known, launching the careers of many actresses, including Katharine Hepburn (Christopher Strong), Rosalind Russell, Sylvia Sidney and Lucille Ball (Dance, Girl, Dance).
  • 1927
    Age 30
    Paramount conceded in 1927, putting her in charge of the film Fashions for Women, which became a financial success.
    More Details Hide Details At Paramount, Arzner directed Clara Bow's first talkie, The Wild Party (1929). To allow Bow to move freely on the set, Arzner had technicians rig a microphone onto a fishing rod, essentially creating the first boom mike. She did not, however, take out a patent. One year later one was filed for a very similar sound-recording device by Edmund H Hansen, a sound engineer at the Fox Film Corporation. Although not the first to patent the boom microphone, Arzner is still credited with its invention. The Wild Party was a success with critics and was the third top-grossing film of 1929. The film, set in a women's college, introduced some of the apparent lesbian undertones and themes often cited in Arzner's work. According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, the film "carefully articulates what happens when women stray from the confines of the safe all-girl environment" when they are "subject to the sexist advances of drunk, aggressive men." Her films of the following three years were strong examples of Hollywood before the Production Code. These films featured aggressive, free-spirited and independent women.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1922
    Age 25
    Her first assignment as an editor was in 1922 for the renowned classic Blood and Sand, starring Rudolph Valentino.
    More Details Hide Details She was soon receiving accolades for the high quality of her work. Impressed by her technique, director James Cruze employed her as a writer and editor for several of his films, including Old Ironsides (1926). Arzner achieved a great deal of clout through this, along with her work on over fifty other films at Paramount. She eventually threatened to move to rival Columbia Studios unless given a directorial position.
  • 1919
    Age 22
    Through connections with director William C. DeMille, Arzner got a job as a stenographer in 1919 at Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, which later became Paramount Pictures.
    More Details Hide Details She moved on to be a script writer, was promoted to film editor within six months and quickly mastered the job.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Age 0
    Born on January 3, 1897.
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