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July 14, 2016  |  Film
Judy Holliday in It Should Happen to You
It Should Happen to You. 1954. USA. Directed by George Cukor

It Should Happen to You. 1954. USA. Directed by George Cukor

In the mid-20th century, burgeoning television programming was often live, newscasters smoked on set, hosts had strange sidekicks (a chimpanzee named J. Fred Muggs, for example), and dramatic programs featured scripts by Rod Serling, Arthur Miller, Paddy Chayevsky, and Gore Vidal, to name just a few.

March 5, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George Cukor’s The Actress
Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in The Actress. 1953. USA. Directed by George Cukor

Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in The Actress. 1953. USA. Directed by George Cukor

These notes accompany screenings of George Cukor’s </em>The Actress</a> on March 6, 7, and 8 in Theater 3.</p>

George Cukor (1899–1983), a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School, was barely out of his teens when he began working on Broadway.

February 22, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George Cukor’s Holiday
December 21, 2010  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George Cukor’s Camille

These notes accompany the screening of George Cukor’s </i>Camille</a> on December 22, 23, and 24 in Theater 3.</p>

Of all the major film directors of the classical Hollywood period, only two were local New York City boys. Although one of them, Raoul Walsh, romanticized the city in several of his films, he was a cowboy at heart. George Cukor (1899–1983), on the other hand, seemed to bring the city’s cosmopolitan culture to his career. I don’t mean to suggest that natal geography is destiny, but being close to Broadway as a child and becoming a stage manager there at 20 was bound to have an impact.