Monta Bell
Film director
Monta Bell
Monta Bell was an American film director, film producer and film editor.
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VIDEO; A Tragic Actress's Twilight, Burning, Not Dimming
NYTimes - over 5 years
The Letter Long overshadowed by William Wyler's 1940 remake starring Bette Davis, the first filming, from 1929, of W. Somerset Maugham's stage play ''The Letter'' has re-emerged, thanks to a new DVD edition from Warner Archive. As the only surviving sound film of the radically innovative Broadway star Jeanne Eagels, the film is an important piece
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Bailando con Ginger Rogers - Sur Digital (Andalucía)
Google News - over 5 years
Debutó en un filme menor de Monta Bell, en 1930, 'Young Man of Manhattan'. Un papel pequeño bajo la sombra de Claudette Colbert. Mientras Ginger hacía pruebas para otras películas, Broadway la llamó otra vez para participar en un nuevo musical,
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A Tragic Actress's Twilight, Burning, Not Dimming - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
She could still work for the movies, and Paramount's East Coast production chief, Monta Bell, shrewdly cast her in “The Letter,” a Maugham play that had closed on Broadway after only 104 performances, with the regal Katherine Cornell in the lead
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Critic's Choice: New DVDs
NYTimes - over 9 years
Katharine Hepburn 100th Anniversary Celebration The centenaries are mounting up this year: We've already had Laurence Olivier (May 22) and John Wayne (May 26); approaching are Barbara Stanwyck (July 16), Rosalind Russell (June 4), Fay Wray (Sept. 15) and Gene Autry (Sept. 29). Katharine Hepburn's 100th birthday was May 12, though for years she
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NYTimes - over 31 years
ALL'S FAIR Twenty years after the 1964-65 New York World's Fair played Flushing Meadow Park, shades of the big exposition are once again in public view in nearby Flushing, Queens. ''The Mighty Fair'' is a large exhibition in a small space that displays artifacts, photos, documents and a videotape that will recall great sights and events of the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Monta Bell
  • 1958
    Age 67
    He died on February 4, 1958 at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital, one day before his 67th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred in Section 8 Garden of Legends in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA
  • 1924
    Age 33
    Charlie Chaplin employed Bell as a film editor and assistant director and in 1924, he became a full-fledged director of sophisticated sex comedies.
    More Details Hide Details Bell is known for directing Greta Garbo's first American film, Torrent. Bell joined up with Paramount Pictures serving as head of production at the Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens in New York. As sound films came in, Bell directed a number of high comedies and low melodramas later moving to producing films. Bell was married for a brief time to actress Betty Lawford, cousin of actor Peter Lawford. Monta directed 20 films from 1924 to 1945. In addition, he producer 20 films and wrote 9 screenplays.
  • 1923
    Age 32
    Starting as a journalist in Washington DC, Bell later played on stage and entered films in 1923 as an actor.
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  • 1891
    Age 0
    Born in 1891.
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