New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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The Bad and the Beautiful

October 16, 1998 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1952, 118 minutes, b&w, 35 mm)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Gloria Grahame

A director, a star, a screenwriter, and an executive recall their experiences at the hands of an ambitious producer, played by Kirk Douglas. Minelli directed the quintessential Hollywood melodrama in between his musicals An American in Paris and The Band Wagon. The movie won five Oscars including Best Screenplay (Charles Schnee) and Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Grahame).