Hal B. Wallis
Film producer
Hal B. Wallis
Harold Brent Wallis was an American film producer. He is known for producing Casablanca, and other important films featuring actors such as Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, and many others.
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Cutting Edge: A conversation with film editor Anne V. Coates - Flickering Myth (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Hal Wallis [The Rose Tattoo] was a good producer. He didn't interfere a lot. He didn't give Peter Glenville very long to get it cut, like two weeks before we went back to America. The sets were so beautiful on that.” The Elephant Man (1980) presented
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Mort des hitmakers Nick Ashford et Jerry Leiber - Culturopoing
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Leiber & Stoller collaborèrent donc avec le producteur Hal Wallis sur bon nombre des films tournés par Presley dans la seconde moitié des années 50, composant ainsi Loving You, Jailhouse Rock, Trouble, King Creole, mais aussi, hors films, Don't ou Love
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Elvis Presley la leyenda que perdura - Periódico Digital
Google News - over 5 years
Sin embargo, Hal Wallis, productor de nueve de ellas, declaró en algún instante: “Una película de Presley es la única cosa segura que hay en Hollywood”. Para 1968 Presley retomó sus presentaciones en conciertos en Las Vegas y otros lugares
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How Captain Kirk outlived them all - Irish Independent
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Lauren Bacall persuaded Hal Wallis to audition Douglas for a role in his upcoming film The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. He got the part, and ended up playing a weak man manipulated by Barbara Stanwyck's ruthless femme fatale. With his high cheekbones,
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Interview: Alan K. Rode Brings 'Noir City' to Chicago's Music Box Theatre - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
But he was not a biddable man, and certainly not someone who could work with taskmasters like Jack L. Warner or Hal Wallis for an indefinite period of time. He went to WWII with a congenital heart condition, and he was in such bad shape that he was
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Elaine Stewart, 81, Actress Known for Her Sultry Roles
NYTimes - over 5 years
Elaine Stewart, a sultry Hollywood actress who was promoted as a ''dark-haired Marilyn Monroe'' for her roles in 1950s films like ''The Bad and the Beautiful'' and ''The Adventures of Hajji Baba,'' died on Monday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 81. She died after a long illness, her agent, Fred Wostbrock, said. Ms. Stewart, who was
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An Evening With Shirley MacLaine And Jack Black - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Another was early on, when she was cast by producer Hal Wallis in the next-to-last Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis picture, Artists and Models, not a happy experience for any of its stars. For one staircase scene in the candy-colored Technicolor picture she
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Elaine Stewart, Sultry 1950s Actress, Dies at 81
NYTimes - over 5 years
Elaine Stewart, a sultry Hollywood actress who was promoted as a “dark-haired Marilyn Monroe” for her roles in 1950s films like “The Bad and the Beautiful” and “The Adventures of Hajji Baba,” died on Monday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 81. She died after a long illness, her agent, Fred Wostbrock,
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Elaine Stewart, Sultry 1950s Actress, Dies at 81 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Soon after, the movie producer Hal Wallis offered her $200 a week to play a nurse in the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis comedy “Sailor Beware.” Among her other film credits are “Young Bess” (1953), “Take the High Ground!” (1953), “Brigadoon” (1954) and “Night
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KIRKLAND: Killed in Korea twice in one day - Washington Times
Google News - over 5 years
I carefully opened a Reader's Digest article from the November 1959 issue, penned by famed Hollywood producer Hal Wallis. The headline across the yellowing page read, “The Movie Star You Never Saw.” My heart swelled the way it does when I feel
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Recuerdan a John Wayne a 32 años de su muerte - El Diario de Chihuahua
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En 1969 Wayne hizo una película para Hal Wallis, "Valor de ley", dirigida por Henry Hathaway, y al año siguiente ganó el Oscar que tanto tiempo había estado buscando, el cual fue más como un reconocimiento a toda su carrera que por su papel en la
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Elvis Hit Songwriter and Ed Wood Muse, Dolores Fuller Dies - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Through Fuller's connection with film producer Hal Wallis, she began contributing songs to Elvis Presley films, including Blue Hawaii, Girl Happy, Kissin' Cousins and Spinout. "Rock-A-Hula Baby," which she co-wrote with Bob Weisman and Fred Wise,
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Dig A Hole: Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood's former girlfriend and leading lady - San Diego Reader (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
She had an in at Paramount through her friendship with producer Hal Wallis. Instead of the acting role Fuller hinted at, Wallis put her in touch with a music publisher. Fuller and her partner, composer Ben Weisman, went on to pen a dozen tunes
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Elokuvalegenda Fuller poissa - Elisa.net
Google News - almost 6 years
Oivana välikätenä toimi legendaarinen elokuvatuottaja Hal Wallis. Fuller sepitti biisejä muun muassa Elvis Presleyn elokuviin Sininen Havaiji / Blue Hawaii, Kissin Cousins ja Spinout, joukossa hitit Rock-a-hula baby ja Do the Clam
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Dolores Fuller, actress who dated director Ed Wood, dies at 88 - Kansas City Star
Google News - almost 6 years
A friendship with producer Hal Wallis led to her co-writing (with composer Ben Weisman) "Rock-a-Hula Baby" for Presley's 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii." She went on to co-write other songs for Presley movies such as "Kid Galahad," "It Happened at the World's
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Steve Jones will be a huge Stateside success - and could even host Oscars, say ... - WalesOnline
Google News - almost 6 years
It led Casablanca producer Hal Wallis to try to tempt him to Hollywood and Spinetti said success stateside is a much more rewarding experience for a performer than fame in the UK. He said: “Even taxi drivers in America would know what you were doing
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Citizen Kane at 70. - Toronto Star Blogs (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
But Hal Wallis' masterpiece is saved by its political purpose, namely to awaken America from its dangerous isolationism at a time of maximum peril to the Republic. Casablanca is also one of the greatest films about loyalty and honor ever made
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hal B. Wallis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 87
    Died on October 5, 1986.
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  • 1980
    Age 81
    In 1980, he published his autobiography, Starmaker, cowritten with Charles Higham.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1930's Mr. Wallis used his investment dollars to develop residential real estate in Sherman Oaks. He named one of the streets after himself using his nickname "Hal" and his nick-middle name "Brent". Halbrent Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA is the street and most of the original homes are still standing today. Its very close to Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards near the infamous Sherman Oaks Galleria used extensively in the 1982 movie romp Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
  • 1975
    Age 76
    In 1975, he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.
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  • 1969
    Age 70
    He produced True Grit, for which John Wayne won the Academy Award for Best Actor of 1969, and its sequel.
    More Details Hide Details After moving to Universal Pictures, he produced Mary, Queen of Scots (starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson) and Anne of the Thousand Days (starring Richard Burton and Canadian-born actress Geneviève Bujold). He received 16 Academy Award producer nominations for Best Picture, winning for Casablanca in 1943. For his consistently high quality of motion picture production, he was twice honored with the Academy Awards' Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He was also nominated for seven Golden Globe awards, twice winning awards for Best Picture.
  • FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 45
    He left Warner Bros. in 1944, after a clash with Jack L. Warner over Warner's acceptance of the Best Picture Oscar for Casablanca, to work as an independent producer, enjoying considerable success both commercially and critically.
    More Details Hide Details The first screenwriters he hired for his new enterprise were Ayn Rand and Lillian Hellman. Among his financial hits were the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies, and several of Elvis Presley's movies.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 28
    Wallis was married twice, to actress Louise Fazenda from 1927 until her death in 1962, and to actress Martha Hyer from 1966 until his death in 1986. Wallis died in 1986 of complications of diabetes in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 87.
    More Details Hide Details News of his passing was not released until after his private memorial service was completed. U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan sent condolences to the family. Wallis is interred in a crypt at the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Wallis was portrayed by actor Bill Lake in the 2002 CBS television film Martin and Lewis. 1938 and 1943 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Awards
  • 1922
    Age 23
    His family moved in 1922 to Los Angeles, California, where he found work as part of the publicity department at Warner Bros. in 1923.
    More Details Hide Details Within a few years, Wallis became involved in the production end of the business and would eventually become head of production at Warner. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he was involved with the production of more than 400 feature-length movies. Among the more significant movies he produced were Casablanca, Dark Victory, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon, Sergeant York, and Now, Voyager.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Born on September 14, 1898.
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