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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$
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Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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Branching Out

Branching Out

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(p.193) 22 Branching Out
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Charles Walters
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Brent Phillips

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0022

In this chapter, Walters’ life in Palm Springs is explored, including the launching of “Chuck Walters Presents,” a men’s clothing store that sold the director’s personally designed fashions. Walters begins a new personal relationship with Jimie Morrissey. The popular decline of the movie musical is discussed, and Dore Schary is removed from M-G-M. Walters typecasting as a “woman’s director” is his key reason for directing the military comedy Don’t Go Near the Water (1957), a financial success. Walters re-shoots portions of Vincente Minnelli’s Oscar-winning Gigi, and the two directors are compared.

Keywords:   Palm Springs, “Chuck Walters Presents”, Woman’s director, Don’t Go Near the Water, Gigi, Vincente Minnelli

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