Included on the DVD release of "A Star is Born" (1954), this is a live television broadcast of the world premiere. Described by various participants as the biggest world premiere in memory,... See full summary »
Included on the DVD release of "A Star is Born" (1954), this is a live television broadcast of the world premiere. Described by various participants as the biggest world premiere in memory, even bigger than the Academy Awards. Written by
Crazy Credits: First host George Fisher introduces himself. All remaining credited cast names are mentioned by either the host at the microphone, one of the four actress assistants, or by the stars themselves. See more »
Fantastic (and one of the main reasons Oscar ceremonies should be released on DVD)
This is perhaps one of the best "extras" to ever be put on a VHS or DVD. It's a great chance to see incredible movie stars out of their element and see them as themselves. There are tons of great, brief interviews with many of the great stars of the day: Greer Garson, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall, Dean Martin, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez, Jack Carson, and yes, Miss Judy Garland (or Mrs. Sid Luft) herself! The list goes on and on, and includes not only stars of the film and television mediums, but moguls and gossip queens Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper. The downside? It gives you a taste of what the Oscar ceremonies were probably like during the Golden Age of Hollywood and leaves you hungry for more.
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