Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A remake made right?

This looks promising...

Yes. Video here. Click here if you don't see it. Seriously. Click!

I'm a fan of the original... Clare Boothe Luce, wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life and Sports Illustrated, wrote the play and Anita Loos (of Gentleman Prefer Blondes fame) wrote the screenplay. George Cukor directed. And the cast included Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Marjorie Main, Norma Shearer, and Joan Fontaine. Hard to beat, but... Diane English (she of Murphy Brown fame) wrote and directed the remake, and the cast is self-evident. So here's hoping.

By the way, Clare Boothe Luce was first married to George Tuttle Brokaw. Divorced from Boothe, Brokaw went on to marry Frances Ford Seymour. When Brokaw died in 1936, the newly widowed Seymour married Henry Fonda later the same year. She and Fonda had two children, Jane and Peter. It's a small world.

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