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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Between the six female principals are twelve Academy Award nominations and five wins. Only Daryl Hannah
and Dolly Parton
have not won, although Parton was nominated for Best Song from "Nine to Five" and "Transamerica." See more
In Truvy's salon after Shelby gets done telling the ladies about her upcoming kidney transplant, Shelby gives her right hand to Truvy twice to finish her manicure. See more
I kind of like hiring somebody with a past.
She can't be more than eighteen. She hasn't had time to have a past.
Oh get with it, Clairee. This is the eighties. If you can achieve puberty, you can achieve a past.
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LES GRANDS BOIS
Arranged and Performed by Jo-El Sonnier
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