Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician." While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser is Clairee who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. As she says, later in the picture, "If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." ... Written by
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Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.
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Did You Know?
The Natchitoches Hospital Administration wanted the film company to film their actual emergency room and intensive care ward. Gene Callahan
had serious reservations filming in the actual hospital, just in case a heart attack patient should arrive interrupting filming. This set was built in the gym-stage used as the main film interiors studio. Location managers, after the film was released, repeatedly called Hub Braden
(Art Director) in L.A. asking where the hospital location was because their film's director wanted to shoot in the same hospital. See more
At the beauty parlor, we see Ouiser sit down hard on a bag of fresh tomatoes. We hear them burst. But when she reaches under to grab the bag, they are undamaged. See more
Smile! It increases your face value.
Referenced in Family Guy: Chick Cancer
Abide with Me
Music by William H. Monk
Hymn by Henry F. Lyte
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