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Operation Petticoat

Tony Curtis grew up idolizing the suave and funny Cary Grant, emulated his romantic moves as an actor and then performed a brilliant impersonation of Grant for Billy Wilder. The next step had to be co-starring with the great man himself. Blake Edwards’ amiable, relaxed submarine movie allows Grant to play with ladies’ under-things, while Curtis wrestles with a pig.

Operation Petticoat

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Olive Signature Edition

1959 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 120 min. / Street Date July 1, 2014 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95

Starring: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O’Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg, Gavin MacLeod, Madlyn Rhue, Marion Ross, Arthur O’Connell.

Cinematography: Russell Harlan

Original Music: David Rose

Written by Paul King, Joseph Stone, Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin

Produced by Robert Arthur

Directed by Blake Edwards

The latest in Olive Films’ Signature Selection special editions is Operation Petticoat, a light comedy war movie noted for teaming Cary Grant with Tony Curtis.
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Product Flops! The Most Savage Reviews of the Most-Hated Formulas Our Beauty Awards Testers Tried

Product Flops! The Most Savage Reviews of the Most-Hated Formulas Our Beauty Awards Testers Tried
If testing hundreds of beauty products sounds a lot like a dream come true, well, it kinda is. For a third year in a row, more than thirty People and Today staffers did exactly that to find the very best products to hit shelves this year that were worthy of a coveted spot in our Beauty Awards.

After nearly six months of slathering about 506 products and taking copious notes on all, we found 42 genius new finds at pinch-me prices (ranging from a $2.98 miracle smoothing cream for all hair types to a $33.99 wrinkle-flattening serum).

Just as enticing as the awesome price
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Movie Talk: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Breaks Record

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Friday December 1st, 2017) Dennis Tzeng, Perri Nemiroff, John Rocha, Sinead DeVries discuss the following: Wonder Woman 2 director Patty Jenkins teases a new love story and new characters Walt Disney Studios crosses $5 billion at global box office again; Avengers: Infinity War now most viewed trailer of all time Aaron Sorkin reveals story structure for Lucille Ball biopic Hellboy reboot to arrive in early 2019 Logan director James Mangold to helm giant cat story Crenshaw New trailer released for Paddington 2 Mail Bag [caption id="attachment_643305" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via …
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Todd Haynes on ‘Wonderstruck,’ Perceptions of Childhood, and David Bowie

It’s no small testament to Todd Haynes that this is the second interview this website’s conducted with him since August. Although the opening of his newest film, Wonderstruck, is a proper excuse, that’s only ostensibly the occasion; the truth is that we’d gladly go over his decades- and genre-spanning filmography any day of the week and still have plenty of ground to cover.

So it’s doubly to our fortune that Wonderstruck befits multiple rounds of discussion. A children’s adventure movie wrapped in a two-pronged period piece that can hardly conceal the tragedies this kind of work so often doesn’t want you to think about, it finds Haynes and the usual band of collaborators — Dp Ed Lachman, composer Carter Burwell, and costume designer Sandy Powell among them — working on their biggest canvas yet. For recalling the director’s artistic history as much as anything else,
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Paley Center to Host Historic Event Celebrating Women in Television

Paley Center to Host Historic Event Celebrating Women in Television
In recognition of the astounding work of women in television since its inception, The Paley Center for Media will host a historic, one-of-a-kind event: “The Paley Honors in Hollywood: A Gala Celebrating Women in Television,” an event which will recognize the outstanding achievements have made across all the different fields within the medium — not just in comedy, variety, and drama, but also in music, news, talk, and sports.

The benefit will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 12 at 6:30 p.m. Pt. It will include exceptionally influential presenters and participants such as Kristin Chenoweth, Allison Janney, Nadia Comăneci, Rita Moreno, Debra Messing, Wanda Sykes, Lynn Whitfield, among many others, as well as a very special tribute to the legendary Betty White, whose decades-long career on television has had a tremendous impact on the industry.

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Paley Center to Host Historic Event Celebrating Women in Television

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Paley Center to Host Historic Event Celebrating Women in Television
In recognition of the astounding work of women in television since its inception, The Paley Center for Media will host a historic, one-of-a-kind event: “The Paley Honors in Hollywood: A Gala Celebrating Women in Television,” an event which will recognize the outstanding achievements have made across all the different fields within the medium — not just in comedy, variety, and drama, but also in music, news, talk, and sports.

The benefit will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 12 at 6:30 p.m. Pt. It will include exceptionally influential presenters and participants such as Kristin Chenoweth, Allison Janney, Nadia Comăneci, Rita Moreno, Debra Messing, Wanda Sykes, Lynn Whitfield, among many others, as well as a very special tribute to the legendary Betty White, whose decades-long career on television has had a tremendous impact on the industry.

Related:‘I, Tonya’ Sells to Neon: Why Tonya Harding’s Story Is Taking
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Owen Vaccaro to Star Opposite Cate Blanchett in ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ (Exclusive)

Owen Vaccaro to Star Opposite Cate Blanchett in ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ (Exclusive)
Owen Vaccaro is set to star Cate Blanchett and Jack Black in Amblin Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” an adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Twin Peaks” star Kyle MacLachlan also recently joined the cast. Eli Roth is directing with Eric Kripke penning the script.

The novel tells the tale of a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy, played by Vaccaro, who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic, and danger in his uncle’s old house.

Production begins next month with no release date set at this time.

Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt will produce along with Kripke. Executive producers include William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg and Laeta Kalogridis.

Vaccaro broke out in the Paramount comedy “Daddy’s Home” as Will Ferrell’s stepson and Mark Wahlberg’s biological son and can be seen reprising the role in “Daddy’s Home 2” opening November 10, with Mel Gibson and
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How Angie Dickinson and Candice Bergen Shook Up Women’s Roles on TV – and Off (Guest Blog)

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How Angie Dickinson and Candice Bergen Shook Up Women’s Roles on TV – and Off (Guest Blog)
The most competitive Emmy categories this Sunday feature women. The names alone are dazzling: Elisabeth Moss, Robin Wright, Keri Russell, Claire Foy, Viola Davis, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Felicity Huffman. It is such a strong group that actresses like “Homeland” star Claire Danes were left out. And those are just for dramatic roles. It has not always been thus. Starting in the 1950s, names like Lucille Ball, Jane Wyatt, Donna Reed and Loretta Young were beginning their repeated runs for Emmy glory, often for playing housewives who rarely were allowed to know best. Only Harriet Nelson.
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20 Timeless Photos of Lucille Ball That Prove She'll Always Be an Icon

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20 Timeless Photos of Lucille Ball That Prove She'll Always Be an Icon
When you think of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden era, you probably think of Lucille Ball. The actress was best known for her starring role on the iconic TV show I Love Lucy alongside her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, but she was so much more than that. In addition to being remarkably beautiful, Lucy was incredibly fierce and determined in a time when those qualities weren't as welcomed in women. She grew up in Jamestown, NY, before fleeing to the city to chase her dreams of performing. She eventually settled in California, where she became a star. Lucy was a boss (albeit sometimes hard to work with), never took no for an answer, and wanted things done her way. She helped pave the way for women in Hollywood and is still such a resilient and positive force in Hollywood (and comedy) today, more than 28 years after her death.
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Cate Blanchett Joins Jack Black in Amblin’s ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ (Exclusive)

Cate Blanchett Joins Jack Black in Amblin’s ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ (Exclusive)
Cate Blanchett is in early talks to co-star with Jack Black in Amblin Entertainment and Mythology Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” an adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Eli Roth is directing with Eric Kripke penning the script.

The novel tells the tale of a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic, and danger in his uncle’s old house.

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Amazon Buys Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett

Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt will produce with Kripke. The exec producers include William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, and Laeta Kalogridis.

If a deal closes, the film would give Blanchett another family-friendly feature with “Thor: Ragnarok” bowing this November. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Oscar-winner explained that a large reason she was excited about her role in the Marvel movie was that her kids “happily dragged” her into the cinematic universe. “The House With a Clock in Its Walls
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Teaser Watch: The Most Powerful Men in the World Play “Molly’s Game”

“Molly’s Game

“I’m Molly Bloom. Do you know about me?” a confident Jessica Chastain asks an unimpressed Idris Elba in the new teaser for “Molly’s Game.” If he doesn’t, he will soon. You see, at the age of 26, Molly started a high-stakes poker game for “the richest, most famous, most powerful men in the world.” The game is so select that Molly charges $250,000 for first buy-ins and accepts original Monet paintings as collateral.

Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “Steve Jobs”), “Molly’s Game” is based on the real-life story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier turned entrepreneur, exclusive poker game host, and FBI target. Bloom’s players “included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob,” the film’s synopsis details.

Chastain recently served as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival, where she commented on the lack of satisfying representation for women in film. “This is the first time I watched 20 films in 10 days, and what I really took away from this experience is how the world views women,” Chastain said. “It was quite disturbing to me, to be honest.”

She added, “I think if we include more female storytellers, I hope we have more women that I see in my own day-to-day life. They just don’t react to the men around them. They have their own point-of-view.”

Earlier this year Chastain starred as Antonina Żabińska, who helped save hundreds of Polish Jews during WWII, in Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” Next, she will play Catherine Weldon, a painter who becomes involved in the Lakota people’s fight to preserve their land, in Susanna White’s “Woman Walks Ahead.” The drama will make its world premiere next month at Tiff.

Sorkin’s next female-led project is Amazon’s untitled Lucille Ball biopic starring Cate Blanchett.

Co-starring Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, and Chris O’Dowd, “Molly’s Game” hits theaters November 22, 2017.

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Teaser Watch: The Most Powerful Men in the World Play “Molly’s Game” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Joe Bologna Dead at 82

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Oscar-nominated screenwriter and actor Joe Bologna died this weekend ... TMZ has learned. Joe -- most known for roles in "My Favorite Year" and "Transylvania 6-5000" died Sunday in Duarte, CA surrounded by family and friends ... according to a statement. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3 years ago, but succumbed to the disease in recent months. Joe helped write and starred in a number of films and shows over his 60 year career, including titles such as "Blame it on Rio,
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Favorite Moments from Locarno Festival 2017: Confronting Death, Raúl Ruiz Returns, Japan Diaries

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The Wandering Soap OperaThis year at the Locarno Festival I am looking for specific images, moments, techniques, qualities or scenes from films across the 70th edition's selection that grabbed me and have lingered past and beyond the next movie seen, whose characters, story and images have already begun to overwrite those that came just before.***The camera’s brief tracking movements in Jacques Tourneur's Appointment in Honduras (1953). This filmmaker, to whom Locarno is devoting an extensive retrospective, is not a formalist like some of his more acclaimed contemporaries like John Ford, Otto Preminger, or Hitchcock, whose overt and idiosyncratic use of the camera makes far more obvious each director’s perspective on their stories. But that doesn't mean Tourneur didn't have formal flourishes, and none are so lyrically charged as the subtle and surprising times in his films when there’s a cut and suddenly the camera is floating
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Aaron Sorkin Scripted “Lucy and Desi” Looking Promising

Lucille Ball and Desi Anaz were the hottest couple in show business during their heyday. They were both talented comedians who delivered high on the laughs and the drama in their years together on “.” Aaron Sorkin is scripting a new drama about the famous couple, who have long since passed away, but their legacy continues. From what we can tell, the script looks promising and it will certainly spark a sense of nostalgia for the generations who tuned in to enjoy the laughs from Lucille and the amazing big band music of her Cuban sensation husband Desi. Here is

Aaron Sorkin Scripted “Lucy and Desi” Looking Promising
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Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, and ‘Mom’: The Downsides of Giving Private Lives a Public Face

Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, and ‘Mom’: The Downsides of Giving Private Lives a Public Face
Fans of CBS comedy “Mom” follow Anna Faris’ character, single mother Christy, while she struggles with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions. In real life, Faris’ fans are following the popular actress as she faces a personal challenge: Her breakup with husband Chris Pratt.

Blurring fact and fiction is nothing new in Hollywood. Actors frequently play versions of themselves – in television, that goes all the way back to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who re-created their couple dynamic as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on “I Love Lucy,” and the Nelson family, who played some version of themselves on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”

Read More:Chris Pratt Says Blue-Collar Americans Aren’t Represented in Hollywood

Of course, that was before social media further eroded the barrier between stars and fans. Tabloids and celebrity weeklies aside, personal lives could still be managed out of public eye. Today, social media is an
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Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, and ‘Mom’: The Downsides of Giving Private Lives a Public Face

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Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, and ‘Mom’: The Downsides of Giving Private Lives a Public Face
Fans of CBS comedy “Mom” follow Anna Faris’ character, single mother Christy, while she struggles with alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions. In real life, Faris’ fans are following the popular actress as she faces a personal challenge: Her breakup with husband Chris Pratt.

Blurring fact and fiction is nothing new in Hollywood. Actors frequently play versions of themselves – in television, that goes all the way back to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who re-created their couple dynamic as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on “I Love Lucy,” and the Nelson family, who played some version of themselves on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”

Read More:Chris Pratt Says Blue-Collar Americans Aren’t Represented in Hollywood

Of course, that was before social media further eroded the barrier between stars and fans. Tabloids and celebrity weeklies aside, personal lives could still be managed out of public eye. Today, social media is an
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Cate Blanchett to star in Lucille Ball biopic for Amazon

Amazon Studios has bought a Lucille Ball biopic starring Cate Blanchett.

The film, which is entitled Lucy and Des, has the Oscar winner Blanchett attached to star and a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin.

The production company behind the film is Escape Artists with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch producing.

Blanchett and Sorkin were attracted to the project two years ago, which will centre on Ball’s 20 year marriage to Desi Arnaz. Ball and Arnaz eloped in 1940 and together created the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy in 1951. Ball won four Emmy’s for the role.

Ball gave birth to her daughter the same year that I Love Lucy was created and then her son in 1953. Ball and Arnaz later divorced 1960 with Ball then running the couple’s Desilu Productions from 1962. Ball died in 1989.

The producers for Lucy and Des are currently on the lookout for an actor to play Arnaz.
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A Movie About the Legendary Life of Lucille Ball Is in the Works, and It Already Has Its Star

Image Source: Everett Collection Lucille Ball is one of the most legendary actresses from Hollywood's golden era. Not only was she a pioneer for independent women to carve their own career paths and not take no for an answer, but she was also an insanely talented actress whose show, I Love Lucy, is still beloved to this day. It should come as no surprise, then, that a biopic about her life and career is in the works at Amazon. While we've always been apprehensive about movies surrounding Lucy (she's so iconic that it's almost best to leave her story alone), we're actually pretty excited for this one. Not only is the authorized project, titled Lucy and Desi, being produced by Lucille and Desi Arnaz's children, Lucie and Desi Jr., but it already has its star! Keep reading to see everything we know about the biopic so far. The Story
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Cate Blanchett Is Lucille Ball in Amazon Biopic Lucy and Desi

Cate Blanchett Is Lucille Ball in Amazon Biopic Lucy and Desi
It was recently announced that Amazon had acquired the rights to Lucy and Desi, the Aaron Sorkin scripted drama biopic and now it has also been revealed that Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett is set to portray Lucille Ball in the project. The biopic is being produced by Ball and Desi Arnaz's children and will center on their iconic mother, Lucille Ball. It has not been announced who will play Desi Arnaz yet, but Javier Barden's name has reportedly come up more than once.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Cate Blanchett will star as Ball and that the story will revolve around the actress who starred in the TV sitcoms I love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy. The Lucy and Desi biopic was announced back in 2015 with the idea to tell the story of Ball and Arnaz's 20 year marriage
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Blanchett as Lucille Ball is Finally A Go!

Chris here. Remember a few years back when we first got word that Cate Blanchett was itching to play legend Lucille Ball? Well, the film is now happening thanks to getting picked up by Amazon and set on the fast track.

Lucy And Desi will follow the twenty year marriage of the notoriously embattled couple over the start of their Desilu Productions and I Love Lucy. The script comes from Aaron Sorkin, so expect reems of snappy dialogue and perhaps some timely contextualization - just imagine the drama of Blanchett delivering Sorkinese. No word on a director yet but it wouldn't surprise if those reigns become Sorkin's as well, with his Jessica Chastain-led directorial Molly's Game coming this fall.

Just as exciting as the prospect of Blanchett making a redheaded return to the screen is who might also fill Desi Arnaz's shoes and the rest of the legendary ensemble.
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