In our selection - the superstars of the past at the premieres of quality films that are still watched.
On October 6, 1927, the premiere of the first full-length film with synchronous voice acting - "The Jazz Singer" took place. Its appearance marked the end of the silent film era. Al Jolson starred, performing six musical numbers throughout the film.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
In 1937, Walt Disney's black and white film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring the young Shirley Temple, was released. She was voiced by 19-year-old Adriana Caselotti, who was forbidden from further dubbing films or working on the radio in order to preserve the uniqueness of Snow White's voice.
Gone With the Wind
Audrey Hepburn and other stars who became style icons
Audrey Hepburn was considered not only a beauty, but also a style icon. The actress herself believed that beauty is not a dress, not a beautiful body and not a gorgeous hairstyle, but what is inside - in the eyes and a smile.
At the 1939 Atlanta premiere, Clark Gable greeted fans warmly. The film grossed $ 400 million at the box office - now this amount is almost 3.5 billion. For comparison: the highest-grossing modern film "The Avengers: Endgame" did not even reach $ 2.8 billion.
The Wizard of Oz
On the day of the film's premiere, August 17, 1939, a queue of 6,000 people formed at the entrance to the cinema. The role of Dorothy Gale was played by Judy Garland.
Walt Disney himself came to the premiere of the cartoon in 1940 with his wife. And all because it was the first cartoon in history with stereo sound imitating concert sound.
All About Eve
Film star Bette Davis arrived for the premiere on November 17, 1950, along with her mother, Ruth Davis Budd. The first title of the film is "Best Performance".
A Star Is Born
Elizabeth Taylor attended the 1954 premiere with her husband Michael Wilding. The lead role was played by Judy Garland - and received an Oscar nomination. Interestingly, on the day of the ceremony, Garland gave birth to her son, and the film crew specially came to the hospital to film her solemn speech. But Grace Kelly received the statuette that year.
The best business - show business
At the premiere of the film in 1954, its main star, Marilyn Monroe, appeared. She initially turned down this role, but the film studio persuaded the actress, promising for this the main role in the movie "The Seven Year Itch."
Lead actor Charlton Heston signs a commemorative sheet at the London film premiere in December 1959. This film earned $ 147 million (today it is 1.3 billion) and became the second grossing film of its time.
Film director Alfred Hitchcock eats a Bretzel with gusto at the premiere on September 28, 1960. The film follows the life of serial killer Ed Gein. By the way, he became the hero of the film "Silence of the Lambs".
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn looked gorgeous at the London premiere of the film on October 19, 1961! By the way, her famous black dress from the shooting was sold at auction in 2006 for 900 thousand dollars.
The first James Bond film was released in 1962, and starring Sean Connery arrived with actress Xena Marshall for the premiere. This year, the 25th film will be released with the sixth Bond - Daniel Craig.
Lawrence of Arabia
In the photo, actor Peter O'Toole shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II at the London premiere of the film on December 10, 1962. The film has been filmed for over a year in various locations around the world.
The film premiered in London on 19 August 1963. Elizabeth Taylor became the first actress to receive a million dollars for one role (today it is 8, 4 million).
What happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis arrived for the premiere in Paris on May 18, 1963.A film about two aging movie stars starring Bette and Joan Crawford would have gone unnoticed if it hadn't led to a huge scandal between the actresses. And all because only Bette was nominated for the Oscar! In 2017, the TV series "Battle: Bette and Joan" was even filmed about this, where the role of Davis was played by Susan Sarandon.
Sounds of music
The musical premiered in Los Angeles on March 10, 1965, and was attended by Julie Andrews. This role was intended for Audrey Hepburn, but the actress refused, and then the film studio offered her to Julie, who became famous as the first Mary Poppins in the film of the same name.
Mia Farrow and Sharon Tate attended the 1968 premiere. The role of Rosemary's husband was intended for Robert Redford, but he could not act, and he was replaced by John Cassavetes.
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