9 wins & 12 nominations.
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(as Frank R. Capra)
(November 18 to December 31, 2016) His story, "It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!," was performed at the American Blues Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Gwendolyn Whiteside was director. Michael Mahler was music director.
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[on his early dream to be an astronomer] I could study the stars and the planets forever. I always wanted to know why, why . . . Pictures changed my mind. I was too far along in the movie business. But when I go back to Caltech now and hear about things I'm not familiar with, like black holes, goddamn! I get mad. How the hell I ever refused that I don't know. But it seems like motion pictures ...
MGM production chief Irving Thalberg
wanted to borrow Capra from Columbia Pictures and offered Columbia chief Harry Cohn
$50,000, the use of an MGM star of his choice for a film and Capra's choice of properties. The director selected "Soviet," the story of an American engineer building a dam in Russia. It was to star Clark Gable
, Joan Crawford
, Marie Dressler
and Wallace Beery
. Thalberg's illness...