Arthur Laurents: Articles

Tura Satana & Cliff Robertson + the Two Russells & Child Actors: 'TCM Remembers'

Tura Satana in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. One of the film world's personalities seen in this year's “TCM Remembers” video homage, Tura Satana owes her cult fame to one single movie: Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965). Following that low-budget “exploitation” romp, Satana would be credited in only two […]

Arthur Laurents: 'Gypsy' & 'The Way We Were' Playwright & Screenwriter

Playwright-screenwriter Arthur Laurents died in his sleep on May 5 in New York City. He was 93. Best known for writing the book for the Broadway smashes West Side Story and Gypsy, the New York-born Laurents (July 14, 1918) also penned several screenplays, among them those for Alfred Hitchcock's Rope […]

Barbra Streisand 'Gypsy' Fail: Arthur Laurents Says 'No'

Gypsy 1962 with Rosalind Russell. Barbra Streisand won't be playing Mama Rose in a film version of the Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents Broadway hit Gypsy, Laurents himself told The Hartford Courant. Gypsy was to have been Streisand's first screen musical since Yentl in 1983. Laurents, who wrote the book for […]

Katharine Hepburn Movies: Hollywood Icon Career Landmarks

Katharine Hepburn movies: 'The Philadelphia Story' & 'Woman of the Year' were Hollywood career turning points. Katharine Hepburn in 'The Philadelphia Story,' 'Woman of the Year': Movie career landmarks on TCM Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is having her own private “Summer Under the Stars” day on […]