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June Lockhart & Lauren Hutton + Malcolm McDowell & Mickey Rooney: Classic Oscar Movie Posters

June Lockhart Malcolm McDowell Lost in Space meets A Clockwork OrangeJune Lockhart and Malcolm McDowell at Academy exhibition of Best Picture Oscar nominees posters: 'Lost in Space' meets 'A Clockwork Orange.'

Veterans June Lockhart and Malcolm McDowell: Academy's exhibition of Best Picture Oscar nominees posters

Pictured above are actress June Lockhart and actor Malcolm McDowell at the opening of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' exhibition “The More the Merrier: Posters from the Best Picture Nominees, 1936-1943” on Friday, Jan. 22, '10.

The exhibition, which features posters from about 80 movies, is currently being held at the Academy's Wilshire Grand Lobby in Beverly Hills. Among the represented films are Robert Z. Leonard's The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Victor Fleming's Gone with the Wind (1939), and Leo McCarey's Love Affair (1939).

In addition to Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), Sam Wood's The Pride of the Yankees (1942), and, inevitably, George Stevens' The More the Merrier (1943).

June Lockhart movies

Best known for playing Maureen Robinson in the 1960s hit TV series Lost in Space, June Lockhart (born on June 25, 1925, in New York City) has been featured in about 40 movies since her debut in an uncredited bit role in Edwin L. Marin's A Christmas Carol (1938), starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge, and featuring her father, Gene Lockhart, as Bob Cratchit.

Below are a handful of notable (for various reasons) films in which June Lockhart can be spotted, usually in minor supporting roles. Her quite brief heyday – in her late teens/early 20s – was at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the mid-1940s.

  • The sentimental, flag-waving blockbuster Sergeant York (1941).
    Dir.: Howard Hawks.
    Cast: Best Actor Academy Award winner Gary Cooper. Joan Leslie. Margaret Wycherly. Walter Brennan. June Lockhart (as Cooper's much younger sister). Dickie Moore.
  • The Womens Army Corps MGM drama Keep Your Powder Dry (1943).
    Dir.: Edward Buzzell.
    Cast: Lana Turner. Laraine Day. Susan Peters. Bill Johnson. Agnes Moorehead. Natalie Schafer. Lee Patrick. Jess Barker. June Lockhart.
  • The classic MGM color musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
    Dir.: Vincente Minnelli.
    Cast: Judy Garland. Tom Drake. Mary Astor. Margaret O'Brien. Leon Ames. Marjorie Main. Lucille Bremer. Harry Davenport. June Lockhart. Joan Carroll. Hugh Marlowe.
  • MGM's Son of Lassie (1945), a sequel to the quite popular Lassie Come Home (1943).
    Dir.: S. Sylvan Simon.
    Cast: Pal (in a double role as Lassie/Laddie, the son of Lassie). Peter Lawford. June Lockhart (her only leading lady role in a A – or A-ish – motion picture). Donald Crisp. Nigel Bruce. Leon Ames. Nils Asther. Donald Curtis.
  • The B thriller She-Wolf of London (1945), a rip-off of the cult classic Cat People, with Lockhart in the rebooted Simone Simon role.
    Dir.: Jean Yarbrough.
    Cast: June Lockhart. Don Porter. Sara Haden. Jan Wylie. Lloyd Corrigan. Martin Kosleck.
  • The B mystery thriller Bury Me Dead (1945), a partial rip-off of Otto Preminger's Laura.
    Dir.: Bernard Vorhaus.
    Cast: June Lockhart (in a role akin to that of Gene Tierney in Laura). Cathy O'Donnell. Hugh Beaumont. Mark Daniels. Greg McClure.
  • The controversial Butterfly (1982), a box office and critical bomb that was to have turned Pia Zadora into a movie star – and that earned her a New Star of the Year Golden Globe despite the fact that the film had yet to be released in the Los Angeles area.
    Dir.: Matt Cimber.
    Cast: Stacy Keach. Pia Zadora. Orson Welles. Edward Albert. James Franciscus. June Lockhart. Lois Nettleton. Stuart Whitman. Ed McMahon. Paul Hampton.
  • The big-screen reboot of Lost in Space (1998), which failed to lead to any sequels.
    Dir.: Stephen Hopkins.
    Cast: William Hurt. Mimi Rogers. Heather Graham. Lacey Chabert. Matt LeBlanc. Jack Johnson. Gary Oldman. Jared Harris. Cameos: Mark Goddard. June Lockhart. Edward Fox. Angela Cartwright. Marta Kristen.

April 2016 update: Most recently, June Lockhart can be spotted in Lynne Alana Delaney's The Remake (2015), which has been screened at film festivals. The comedy-drama also features director Delaney, Thiago Palma, Ruben Roberto Gomez, Robert Romanus, and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Sally Kellerman (MASH, 1970).

Twelve Years a TV star

Created by Irwin Allen – with some inspiration from Johann David Wyss' Swiss Family Robinson – the Lost in Space TV series (1965–1968) starred:

Guy Williams. June Lockhart. Mark Goddard. Bill Mummy. Angela Cartwright. Jonathan Harris. Marta Kristen. Bob May/Dick Tufeld (as the Robot).

Besides Lost in Space, among June Lockhart's more than 120 television appearances (from 1949–2007) she also had notable roles in the long-running series Lassie (1958–1964), which earned her an Emmy nomination, and Petticoat Junction (1968–1970). That means that for a dozen years straight she starred in three successive TV hits.

Nearly three decades later, June Lockhart landed a recurring role in a few latter-day episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 (1997–1998).

Her last TV role was as Grandma in Ron Underwood's movie Holiday in Handcuffs (2007), starring Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, and Timothy Bottoms.

Malcolm McDowell movies

Born on June 13, 1943, in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, Malcolm McDowell's favorite actor is supposed to be Best Actor Oscar winner James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942). Who knows, that may help to explain why the older McDowell gets, the more he looks like the Love Me or Leave Me star.

Notable Malcolm McDowell films include:

  • The anti-establishment Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner If… (1968).
    Dir.: Lindsay Anderson.
    Cast: Malcolm McDowell. Arthur Lowe. Robin Askwith. Graham Crowden.
  • The subversive – shockingly Oscar-nominated – classic A Clockwork Orange (1971).
    Dir.: Stanley Kubrick.
    Cast: Malcolm McDowell. Patrick Magee. Michael Bates. Adrienne Corri. Warren Clarke. Aubrey Morris. Miriam Karlin.
  • Palme d'Or contender O Lucky Man! (1973).
    Dir.: Lindsay Anderson.
    Cast: Malcolm McDowell. Ralph Richardson. Rachel Roberts. Arthur Lowe. Helen Mirren. Graham Crowden. Anthony Nicholls. Brian Glover. Geoffrey Palmer.
  • The real-life based, all-star Nazi era drama Voyage of the Damned (1976).
    Dir.: Stuart Rosenberg.
    Cast: Faye Dunaway. Oskar Werner. Lynne Frederick. Sam Wanamaker. Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Lee Grant. Wendy Hiller. Julie Harris. Maria Schell. Max von Sydow. Janet Suzman. Denholm Elliott. Helmut Griem. Katharine Ross. Orson Welles. James Mason. Ben Gazzara. Fernando Rey. José Ferrer. Malcolm McDowell. David de Keyser. Genevieve West. Luther Adler. Jonathan Pryce. Paul Koslo. Nehemiah Persoff. Georgina Hale. Anthony Higgins. Keith Barron. Donald Houston. Michael Constantine. Victor Spinetti. Leonard Rossiter.
  • The notorious, widely banned Caligula (1979), featuring sexually explicit post-production enhancements.
    Dir.: Tinto Brass.
    Cast: Malcolm McDowell (in the title role). Teresa Ann Savoy. Guido Mannari. Helen Mirren. John Gielgud. Peter O'Toole. Adriana Asti. Paolo Bonacelli. Leopoldo Trieste.

June Lockhart and Malcolm McDowell photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.

Lauren Hutton top model The Maltese FalconLauren Hutton: 1970s top model in front of 'The Maltese Falcon' French-language poster.

Lauren Hutton and the 1941 Best Picture Oscar nominees

Actress and former model Lauren Hutton is seen above at the opening of the exhibition “Posters from the Best Picture Nominees, 1936-1943.” Hutton is standing in front of the French (or merely French-language?) poster of John Huston's 1941 film noir The Maltese Falcon, toplining Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre.

The Maltese Falcon was one of ten films nominated for that year's Best Picture Oscar. The winner was John Ford's family drama How Green Was My Valley. Other nominees included:

  • Howard Hawks' Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper.
  • William Wyler's The Little Foxes, starring Bette Davis.
  • Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, starring Welles.
  • Irving Rapper's One Foot in Heaven, starring Fredric March and Martha Scott.
  • Alexander Hall's Here Comes Mr. Jordan, starring Robert Montgomery. (In 1978, this afterlife fantasy was remade by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry as Heaven Can Wait, starring Beatty in a variation of the old Montgomery role.)

Lauren Hutton movies

Best known for her modeling work, Lauren Hutton has been featured – usually in supporting or mid-level leading lady roles – in about 30 big-screen productions since her debut in Alex March's Paper Lion (1968), in which she was cast as Alan Alda's leading lady.

Notable Lauren Hutton titles include:

  • The comedy Zorro the Gay Blade (1981).
    Dir.: Peter Medak.
    Cast: George Hamilton. Lauren Hutton. Brenda Vaccaro. Ron Leibman. Donovan Scott. Clive Revill.
  • The moderate box office hit American Gigolo (1980).
    Dir.: Paul Schrader.
    Cast: Richard Gere. Lauren Hutton. Nina van Pallandt. Hector Elizondo. Bill Duke. Brian Davies. Carole Cook. Carol Bruce. Cameo: Macdonald Carey.
  • The comedy of manners A Wedding (1978).
    Dir.: Robert Altman.
    Cast: Carol Burnett. Paul Dooley. Geraldine Chaplin. Dennis Christopher. Nina van Pallandt. Lauren Hutton. Viveca Lindfors. Desi Arnaz Jr. Vittorio Gassman. Peggy Ann Garner. Lillian Gish. Howard Duff. Marta Heflin. Tim Thomerson. John Cromwell. Dina Merrill. Ruth Nelson. John Considine. Craig Richard Nelson. Amy Striker. Margaret Ladd. Dennis Franz. Susan Kendall Newman. Pam Dawber. Bert Remsen. Uncredited: Joan Allen. Jeffrey Jones. Gary Houston. John Malkovich. Laurie Metcalf. Gary Sinise. George Wendt. Alan Wilder. Terry Kinney.
  • The ensemble drama Welcome to L.A. (1976).
    Dir.: Alan Rudolph.
    Cast: Sissy Spacek. Geraldine Chaplin. Sally Kellerman. Lauren Hutton. Keith Carradine. Harvey Keitel. Viveca Lindfors. Denver Pyle. John Considine. Diahnne Abbott.

Lauren Hutton photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.

Lauren Hutton four-time Oscar nominee Mickey Rooney wife Jan RooneyLauren Hutton, four-time Oscar nominee Mickey Rooney and wife Jan Rooney.

Lauren Hutton and Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney and wife Jan Rooney, and Lauren Hutton are pictured above at “Posters from the Best Picture Nominees, 1936-1943.”

Mickey Rooney, who'll turn 90 next September, was featured in three Best Picture Oscar nominees from that period:

  • Victor Fleming's Captains Courageous (1937), starring Best Actor winner Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew.
  • Norman Taurog's Boys Town (1938), opposite now two-time Best Actor winner Tracy.
  • Clarence Brown's The Human Comedy (1943), featuring Marsha Hunt, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Donna Reed, Van Johnson, and other MGM contract players.

During that period, Rooney was nominated for two Best Actor Oscars as well: for Busby Berkeley's Babes in Arms (1939) and The Human Comedy. He lost to, respectively, Robert Donat in Sam Wood's Goodbye Mr. Chips and Paul Lukas in Herman Shumlin's Watch on the Rhine.

Mickey Rooney, wife Jan Rooney, and Lauren Hutton photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.

Malcolm McDowell Mickey Rooney Caligula meets Boys TownMalcolm McDowell and Mickey Rooney: 'Caligula' meets 'Boys Town.'

Malcolm McDowell and Mickey Rooney

Pictured above are collector Mike Kaplan, Boys Town star Mickey Rooney, wife Jan Rooney, and Caligula star Malcolm McDowell at “Posters from the Best Picture Nominees, 1936-1943.”

In Norman Taurog's hugely successful and highly sentimental Best Picture Academy Award nominee Boys Town (1938), Spencer Tracy plays an MGM-ized version of real-life priest Father Flanagan while Rooney was cast as a rebellious youth who ultimately learns to walk down the virtuous path. A sequel, Men of Boys Town (1941), was equally virtuous but not nearly as prestigious.

The embodiment of movie-movie all-American exuberance during that time, Mickey Rooney was chosen by U.S. film exhibitors the top box office attraction in the country.

Also worth noting, both Mickey Rooney and June Lockhart were at MGM in the mid-1940s. Curiously, despite their many movies and countless TV appearances, they were never featured in the same film/show.

Foreign language Best Picture Oscar nominee

And finally, to Malcolm McDowell's right you can see a poster for Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion / Grand Illusion (1937). Shortlisted for the year 1938, this classic war(-related) drama became the first non-English-language nominee in the Academy Awards' Best Picture category.

More than three decades would pass before another non-English-language entry landed another such nomination: Costa-Gavras' political drama Z (1969).

Mike Kaplan, Mickey Rooney, wife Jan Rooney, and Malcolm McDowell photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.

Michael York Stephen Fry British contingent Noël Coward ExhibitionMichael York and wife Pat York, Stephen Fry: British contingent at Academy's Noël Coward Exhibition.

Stephen Fry, Michael York and wife Pat York: Noël Coward Exhibition

Stephen Fry, Michael York and wife Pat York are pictured above at the opening of “Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward” presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences at its Fourth Floor Gallery in Beverly Hills on Friday, Jan. 22, '10.

Among Noël Coward's stage plays are Fallen Angels, Hay Fever, Private Lives, Cavalcade, Design for Living, Still Life, This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, and the operetta Bitter Sweet. His compositions include “I'll See You Again,” “Mad About the Boy,” and “Mad Dogs and Englishmen.”

A number of his plays have been adapted to the screen both in England and in Hollywood. One notable example: Directed by Frank Lloyd for Fox, Cavalcade (1933) was both a box office hit and the winner of the 1932-33 Best Picture Academy Award. Clive Brook and Best Actress nominee Diana Wynyard starred.

Michael York movies

The British-born Michael York (on March 27, 1942, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire) has been featured in more than 50 films. Below are three notable ones:

  • Cabaret (1972).
    Dir.: Bob Fosse.
    Cast: Liza Minnelli. Michael York. Helmut Griem. Joel Grey. Marisa Berenson.
  • The Three Musketeers (1973), as D'Artagnan.
    Dir.: Richard Lester.
    Cast: Michael York. Oliver Reed. Raquel Welch. Frank Finlay. Richard Chamberlain. Christopher Lee. Geraldine Chaplin. Jean-Pierre Cassel. Spike Milligan. Roy Kinnear. Georges Wilson. Faye Dunaway. Charlton Heston. Joss Ackland. Sybil Danning.
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974).
    Dir.: Sidney Lumet.
    Cast: Albert Finney. Vanessa Redgrave. Richard Widmark. Lauren Bacall. Wendy Hiller. Ingrid Bergman. Michael York. Jacqueline Bisset. John Gielgud. David Niven. Martin Balsam. Sean Connery. Anthony Perkins. Jean-Pierre Cassel. Rachel Roberts. Colin Blakely. George Coulouris. Denis Quilley.

Stephen Fry, Michael York and wife Pat York photo: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.

Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman Noël Coward exhibitKate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman check out Noël Coward exhibit.

Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman

Actress Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman are seen above at the opening of “Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward.”

In movies since 1993 (Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing), Beckinsale is probably best known as action heroine Selene in the Underworld film franchise. Other notable roles include those opposite:

  • Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in Michael Bay's box office misfire Pearl Harbor (2001).
  • Hugh Jackman in Stephen Sommers' Van Helsing (2003).
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004), in which Beckinsale got to play Ava Gardner.

To date, Len Wiseman – who is also a producer and screenwriter – has directed three movies: Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).

Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman photo: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.

'Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward'

“Star Quality” is being presented in association with the Noël Coward Foundation and the Museum of Performance & Design in San Francisco. The Academy's installation has been guest curated by Brad Rosenstein and Rosy Runciman; the original exhibition was conceived and developed by Erika Kent at Ten Chimneys – the old Genesee, Wisconsin, home of Broadway legends Lynne Fontanne and Alfred Lunt, now a National Historic Landmark.

Fontanne and Lunt famously co-starred opposite Noël Coward in the 1932 Broadway production of his risqué, ménage à trois-ish comedy Design for Living. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch at Paramount, the bowdlerized, much altered 1933 film version starred Miriam Hopkins, Fredric March, and Gary Cooper.

Besides showcasing his career, the Coward exhibition also features items relating to his friendship with many of the 20th century's top artists and film personalities, among them Marlene Dietrich and David Lean (who directed This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, and Brief Encounter – the movie version of Still Life).

The Academy's Fourth Floor Gallery is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills and is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, noon to 6 p.m.

For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org. The Noël Coward exhibition runs until Sunday, April 18. Admission is free.

 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.


         
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2 Comments to June Lockhart & Lauren Hutton + Malcolm McDowell & Mickey Rooney: Classic Oscar Movie Posters

  1. Ruben Roberto Gomez

    As the co producer and cast member of THE REMAKE I feel priveliged that we had the immense honor of having June Lockhart in our film. She was absolutily grandiose! As an actor and as a person she is amazing! I am very lucky to count her as a dear friend now, I love her sense of humor and her sweetness!

  2. Peter Farr

    Ive always admired the sort of 50/60s magic of June Lockhart.I think the description I have seen somewhere to the effect that she was representative of feminine beauty and womanhood of her time-is so apt