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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection

Merle Oberon: 'Exotic' and mysterious star of British and American cinema was a victim of the 'Marion Davies Syndrome.' Merle Oberon movies: 'Exotic' and underrated actress with mysterious past is Star of the Month Merle Oberon is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of March 2016. The good news: The elegant, exquisite, and vastly underrated actress, whose early life and ancestry have been a matter of conjecture for decades, makes any movie worth a look. Never a top box office draw in the United States, Oberon was an important international star all the same, having worked with many of the top actors and filmmakers of the first half of the 20th century. Now for the bad news: There are […]


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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection



Oberon Movies: Mysterious Oscar-Nominated Actress Led Intriguing Off-Screen Life

Oberon 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' mystery: Tasmanian- or Indian-born Hollywood and British cinema star? 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for movie fans: Merle Oberon day on TCM Ravishing beauty Merle Oberon, who would have been ideally cast as the Queen of the Fairies in the 1935 version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream*, will have her Turner Classic Movies “Summer Under the Stars” day on Tuesday, Aug. 25, '09. TCM will be showing 14 of the actress' films, among them two premieres: the British productions The Divorce of Lady X (1938) and The Lion Has Wings (1939). Directed by Indiana-born Tim Whelan, the former is a so-so color comedy co-starring Laurence Olivier. It was the India-born Oberon's first film following a […]


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Oberon Movies: Mysterious Oscar-Nominated Actress Led Intriguing Off-Screen Life



'Wuthering Heights' Movie: Outstanding Merle Oberon & Overwrought Laurence Olivier

'Wuthering Heights' with Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier as star-crossed lovers Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff: Independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn's favorite among his movies. 'Wuthering Heights': 'Hollywood's Greatest Year' continues with Samuel Goldwyn's favorite among his films The 1939 Best Picture Oscar nominee Wuthering Heights – directed by William Wyler, and starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier as Emily Brontë's pathological lovers Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff – will be the next presentation in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series “Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939.” The Wuthering Heights screening will take place on Monday, June 8, '09, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Starting at 7 p.m., the feature […]


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'Wuthering Heights' Movie: Outstanding Merle Oberon & Overwrought Laurence Olivier