A Man Chases a Girl (Until She Catches Him), After You Get What You Want (You Don't Want It), Brighton, Cinemascope, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Duke of York's Brighton, Ethel Merman, Heat Wave, Irving Berlin, Jacqueline Rose, Joe DiMaggio, Johnnie Ray, Lazy, Marilyn Monroe, Mitzi Gaynor, Picturehouse, Susan Strasberg, The Seven Year Itch, There's No Business Like Show Business, Travilla, Twentieth Century Fox, Walter Lang, You'd Be Surprised
On June 1st – exactly ninety-two years after Norma Jeane Mortenson was born in the charity ward of Los Angeles General Hospital – her 1954 movie, There’s No Business Like Show Business, was screened at the Duke of York’s Cinema in Brighton, and will be shown at selected Picturehouse venues throughout June. The first musical made in CinemaScope (a pioneering widescreen technology developed by Twentieth Century Fox to combat the threat of television), it was also one of the last Technicolour musicals made under the studio system model of Hollywood’s golden age. Continue reading
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