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MamoulianLife on Stage and Screen$
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David Luhrssen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136769

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.001.0001

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Golden Boy

Golden Boy

(p.91) Chapter 8 Golden Boy

David Luhrssen

University Press of Kentucky

Returning to Hollywood after a successful run of Porgy and Bess, Mamoulian directed Ida Lupino in The Gay Desperado (1936), which won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Film. He directed the Oscar Hammerstein musical High, Wide and Handsome (1937), adapted Clifford Odets’ play Golden Boy (1939) with Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden, helped found the Screen Actors Guild, directed The Mark of Zorro (1940) and Blood and Sand (1941) with Tyrone Power. He married wealthy socialite Azadia Newman.

Keywords:   Gay Desperado, Ida Lupino, Oscar Hammerstein II, Clifford Odets, Golden Boy, Screen Actors Guild, Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Tyrone Power, Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand

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