Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A to Z Challenge-Letter J
Mid week and we are now at the letter J. Head on over to the A to Z and find what everyone else is writing about.
JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG-1960
DIRECTOR: Stanley Kramer
STARS: Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Maximillian Schell, Richard Widmark, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, Werner Klemperer
OSCAR NOMS: Best Picture,Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor (Clift), Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography (Black & White), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design (B & W), Best Editing.
OSCAR WINS: Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay
PLOT: Bringing Nazi War Criminals to Justice (Based on fact)
LOVE: The scene between Tracy and Lancaster in Lancaster's cell. Tracy's words are eloquent
TRIVIA: Marlene Dietrich had a hard time saying some of her lines (Germans didn't know) as she found them abhorrent. Werner Klemperer is a German-Jew who would only play a Nazi if they were evil or a total buffoon (Hogan's Heroes). When Judy Garland came on set she was beyond nervous since she was amongst big names. After she did her scene she received a standing ovation. William Shatner (Capt. Kirk) is the last main actor to be alive from this film.
JEAN LOUIS-October 5, 1907-April 20, 1997
OCCUPATION: Fashion Designer
OSCAR NOMS: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gambit, Ship of Fools, Judgement at Nuremberg, Backstreet, Bell, Book & Candle, Pal Joey, Queen Bee, It Should Happen To You, A Star is Born, From Here To Eternity,Affair in Trinidad, Born Yesterday
OSCAR WINS: Solid Gold Cadillac
ANECDOTE: He designed all the outfits for Marlene for the film above but also for her "see-through" gowns for her Cabaret shows. Marilyn Monroe saw these gowns and was so impressed she had him design her one-it's the one she wore when she sang Happy Birthday to JFK. He designed all the gowns for Loretta Young for her 1950's TV Show and much, much later, married her.
Marilyn with Jean Louis...
Rita Hayworth in her famous striptease gown from Gilda...