Special Sub-Topic: Classic Movies About Famous Women
|"Madame Curie" told the story of the famous scientist. Who played the title role? |
Greer Garson. Walter Pidgeon co-starred as Pierre Curie, her husband.
|"Cleopatra" was a much-discussed movie in its day. Why?|
All of these (The affair between stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Huge expenses that placed the film way over budget, Enormous delays in finishing production). Somehow, this "spectacular" turned into a fiasco of a movie.
|"The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing" was about Evelyn Nesbit. Why was she famous?|
She was the cause of a jealousy-based murder. Nesbit married millionaire Harry Thaw, but Thaw couldn't get past Nesbit's prior relationship with architect Stanford White. Thaw killed him. The movie starred Joan Collins as Nesbit, Ray Milland as White and Farley Granger as Thaw.
|"Annie Oakley" was the story of the legendary sharpshooter. Who played her?|
Barbara Stanwyck. This was an early starring role for Stanwyck in the 30's.
|"Anne of the Thousand Days" was about Anne Boleyn. Who played her?|
Genevieve Bujold. This was yet another film about the adventures of English royalty.
|"The Virgin Queen" was, of course, about Queen Elizabeth. Who played her in that movie?|
Bette Davis. Robson often played Queen Elizabeth, but this movie wasn't one of those times.
|"The Miracle Worker" described the relationship between young Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Who wrote the play on which the movie was based? |
William Gibson. Keller was played by Patty Duke; Sullivan was played by Anne Bancroft.
|Which of these legendary actresses played Joan of Arc?|
Ingrid Bergman. This was not one of Bergman's better movies. It did not do well.
|Although "Flight For Freedom" was not really about Amelia Earhart, the tale of a famous female aviator led everyone to assume that there was a connection between Earhart and the movie. Who played the lead role?|
Rosalind Russell. The movie (which co-starred Fred MacMurray) led people to believe that Amelia - like the character in the movie - was on a secret mission for the government when she disappeared.
|On a lighter note, who played "The Happy Hooker" in "The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington"?|
Joey Heatherton. Remember Xaviera Hollander? Her book, "The Happy Hooker", (in the days before Heidi Fliess)was popular for a while.
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