George Cukor: Articles

Gay Hollywood on TCM

Considering everything that's been happening on the planet in the last several months, you'd have thought we're already in November or December – of 2117. But no. It's only June. 2017. And in some parts of the world, that's the month of brides, fathers, graduates, gays, and climate change denial. […]

George Cukor Gay Woman's Director Nonsense

George Cukor 'gay Woman's Director'? Known as a refined “woman's director,” George Cukor has had his considerable output either relegated to the sidelines or simply dismissed by those who like their directors macho and their films male-centered. Not helping matters is the general perception that Cukor was merely a hired […]

Raquel Welch on TCM

Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, Katharine Hepburn in George Cukor's Adam's Rib Raquel Welch is the guest programmer tonight on Turner Classic Movies. Welch and Robert Osborne will be introducing and discussing four Hollywood classics: Adam's Rib (1949), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and To Have […]

Kathryn Bigelow & Lee Daniels: DGA Awards & Women, Blacks, Gays

Kathryn Bigelow directing The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment) Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) is a first-time Directors Guild of America nominee, but her former husband James Cameron (Avatar) won the DGA Award for his megablockbuster Titanic back in early 1998. Lee Daniels (Precious) and Jason Reitman (Up […]

'My Fair Lady' & 'The Great Race': 1960s Blockbusters Revisited

My Fair Lady (1964) and The Great Race (1965), two of the biggest box office hits of the 1960s, will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, respectively. Screenings will begin at 8 […]

Gene Allen Tribute: 'Heller in Pink Tights' Screening

The Art Directors Guild Film Society will be screening George Cukor's extravagant 1960 Western Heller in Pink Tights, starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn, in tribute to production designer Gene Allen. The screening will take place on Sunday, August 24 at 5:30 pm at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in […]

Gaslighting Abuse 21st-Century Style: George Cukor 1944 Thriller Remake?

Gaslighting abuse: Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight. Though remembered for his female-centered dramas and comedies (Camille, The Women, A Woman's Face, etc.) and for being what's derisively called a “woman's director” (Constance Bennett, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, et al.), George Cukor was both a highly versatile filmmaker and a first-rate […]