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Mahogany (1975)

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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

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Tracy Chambers
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Brian Walker
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Sean McAvoy
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Christian Rosetti
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Florence
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Miss Evans
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Carlotta Gavina
Lenard Norris ...
Wil
Jerome Arnold ...
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Pemon Rami ...
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Obelo ...
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Ira Rogers ...
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Kristine Cameron ...
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Ted Liss ...
Sweatshop Foreman
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Storyline

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with

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25 March 1976 (Netherlands)  »

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Mahagoni  »

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Trivia

Producer Berry Gordy fired original director Tony Richardson and then took over direction of the picture himself. See more »

Goofs

The final shot of the film (an overview of the crowd gathered to hear Brian's speech) shows Tracy rushing up to Brian and madly embracing him, but moments earlier they had already walked up to each other in the middle of that crowd and kissed. See more »

Quotes

Sean: [careening out of control in a sports car] Don't mess up the car!
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Wishing You a Merry Merry Christmas
Written by Berry Gordy
Performed by The Temptations
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Attractive kitsch

The fashionable word for Mahogany is "kitsch." It's a guilty pleasure that you know is bad, but you just can't help enjoying it. Casting Diana Ross as a fashion model was truly inspiring since it gives her an opportunity to look sensational throughout. This she does with little effort. Billy Dee Williams is fine as her idealistic boyfriend intent on changing the world rather than his clothes, but the most fun is provided by Anthony Perkins whose performance could be subtitled "Norman Bates's Greatest Hits." As the neurotic and gay photographer, he chews the scenery like never before, and gives a sensational performance.


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