Live Poll: Made in Manhattan: George Cukor

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120 Years ago,George Cukor was born July 7, 1899 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City. The only son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants, he embraced the ways of the new world his parents came to and shunned the traditions of his families past.

As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years became a mentor and friend. Infatuated with theatre, he often cut classes at DeWitt Clinton High School to attend afternoon matinees. The path to the entertainment industry was on young Georges mind by this time. Even though it really was just starting up out in California. But before that, Broadway was in his immediate future. In late 1928 when Hollywood began to recruit New York theater talent for sound films, George signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. He worked as a dialogue coach and did other miscellaneous work for the studio.

Cukor eventually would end up in a legal dispute at Paramount and eventually left with a settlement in hand and a new position at RKO Pictures. That's where he started to shine.

From this list of approximately half of his directorial credits, which one is your favorite?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_qPrWZ1tyTY/
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i could sit down and watch this whole list...and i appreciate the history...

and although 'gaslight' is a brilliant movie, i haveto go with judy and 'a star is born'...
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I go for: My Fair Lady (1964)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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It's as Plain as Spain in the Rain!
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My vote:
My Fair Lady (1964)

Just you wait 'enry 'iggins!
Just you wait!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Was that the 'enery' married to the "Widow" next door that was married 7 time before?
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rocky-o

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everyone was an enery...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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No Willies and Sams!
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Gitte Løyche

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In my opinion 'Gaslight' was a masterpiece
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TheMovieSmith

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Gaslight
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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GASLIGHT


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'Good poll. My vote will go to 'Gaslight,' as well. 

'Good intro, too. May I suggest a few small edits? ('below in bold)

120 years ago, George Cukor was born July 7, 1899, in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City. The only son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants, he embraced the ways of the new world his parents came to and shunned the traditions of his family's past.

As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years became a mentor and friend. Infatuated with theatre, he often cut classes at DeWitt Clinton High School to attend afternoon matinees. The path to the entertainment industry was on young George's mind by this time. Even though it really was just starting up out in California, Broadway was in his immediate future. In late 1928 when Hollywood began to recruit New York theater talent for sound films, George signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. He worked as a dialogue coach and did other miscellaneous work for the studio.


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I re-edited it. It was disjointed.

Your thoughts or corrections needed?
Thanks
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120 Years ago,[link=nm0002030] was born July 7, 1899 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City. The only son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants, he embraced the ways of the new world his parents came to and shunned the traditions of his family's past.

As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years became a mentor and friend. Infatuated with theatre, he often cut classes at DeWitt Clinton High School to attend afternoon matinees. The path to the entertainment industry in California where George would ultimately achieve success would wait a little while as Broadway was in his immediate future. He did well there and in late 1928 when Hollywood began to recruit New York theater talent for sound films, he would ultimately sign a contract with Paramount Pictures. He moved to California and worked as a dialogue coach along with other miscellaneous tasks for the studio.

After moving up the ranks and doing some directing work, Cukor eventually would end up in a legal dispute with Paramount Executives over an accreditation on a movie and left with a settlement in hand and a new position at RKO Pictures. That's where he started to shine.

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The Philadelphia Story is my pick.
It has a slight edge over Gaslight.
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Yeah, The Philadelphia Story would be my second choice - 'great film. I tend to prefer darker films over happy ones, lol. He was an extraordinary filmmaker. 

I really like your revision! It's even better now. 'Went from good to great. 

I'd just add a comma after 1899 but I have a thing about commas. : )
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Added a comma.
Could not let paragraph two go yet.

Re-did it once more!!! Is it OK?

I may have one comma outta place!

As a child, Cukor appeared in several amateur plays and at the age of seven he performed in a recital with David O. Selznick, who in later years became a mentor and friend. Infatuated with the theater, he often cut classes at DeWitt Clinton High School to attend afternoon matinees. Little did he know was, that it would be the path to the entertainment industry in California, where George would ultimately achieve success. Before that would happen however, Broadway was in his immediate future. He did well there and in late 1928 when Hollywood began to recruit New York theater talent for sound films, he would ultimately sign a contract with Paramount Pictures. He moved to California and worked as a dialogue coach along with other miscellaneous tasks for the studio.
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Thank you all.
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