Edmund Goulding: Articles


LGBT Hollywood: From Self-Destructive Lorenz Hart to Ambitious Montgomery Clift

Turner Classic Movies continues with its Gay Hollywood presentations tonight and tomorrow morning, June 8–9. Seven movies will be shown about, featuring, directed, or produced by the following: Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Farley Granger, John Dall, Edmund Goulding, W. Somerset Maughan, Clifton Webb, Montgomery Clift, Raymond Burr, Charles Walters, DeWitt […]


Coleen Gray: From Stanley Kubrick to 'The Leech Woman,' School Prayer Amendment Fight

Coleen Gray: Actress and film noir good girl went from Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' to 'The Leech Woman.' Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing […]


Joan Fontaine & Charles Boyer Rare 'The Constant Nymph': TCM Movies

Edmund Goulding's The Constant Nymph, a 1943 romantic drama starring Oscar nominee Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer, and Alexis Smith, will be shown tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 5 p.m. PT as part of TCM's tribute to the Library of Congress Film Archive. Tied up in legal complications for decades, […]


Laurence Olivier, Gene Kelly, Sam Wood, Bruce Beresford: Biggest Oscar Snubs #9b

Biggest Oscar Snubs #9a: List of Non-Nominated Directors - From William A. Wellman to Joe Wright The directors listed in the previous post – and I could add several other names to the roster – are those whose films received multiple Oscar nods, including Best Picture, but they (the directors […]


Edmund Goulding 'The Constant Nymph': Rare Screening

The Constant Nymph, Edmund Goulding's hard-to-find 1943 romantic drama starring Charles Boyer and Joan Fontaine, is the highlight of the August 2010 screenings at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virg. Joan Fontaine received her third and last Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role as a […]


Miriam Hopkins Films

An early photo of Miriam Hopkins. Photos in this article: courtesy of Allan Ellenberger Miriam Hopkins, one of the most underrated performers of the studio era, will have her “Summer Under the Stars” day on Thursday, August 20, 2009. Turner Classic Movies will present fourteen Miriam Hopkins films, including one […]


Bette Davis 'Dark Victory' Screening: Classic Tearjerker

The Bette Davis vehicle and 1939 Best Picture nominee Dark Victory will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series “Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939” on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater […]


Edmund Goulding: Renowned Filmmaker with Controversial Private Life - Q&A with Biographer Matthew Kennedy

Edmund Goulding directs a young Joan Crawford in the MGM melodrama Sally, Irene and Mary (1925) at the beginning of their, respectively, directorial and acting careers. Photo: Matthew Kennedy Collection.   Even though the Academy Award-winning Grand Hotel (1932), the Bette Davis weepie Dark Victory (1939), and the Academy Award-nominated […]


Gloria Swanson 'The Trespasser': Rare Academy Screening

Mother love and melodrama in The Trespasser: Purnell Pratt, Gloria Swanson, and Robert Ames, who would die two years after this film was made.   Author Cari Beauchamp will talk about the convoluted personal and professional relationship between actress Gloria Swanson and producer Joseph P. Kennedy (right) in a program […]