Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.
In the role of David O. Selznick, Tony Curtis made no effort whatever to change his usual appearance to resemble the late producer. He is never seen wearing glasses (Selznick had poor eyesight and was never photographed without them) and does not smoke cigarettes at any point in the movie (Selznick was a chain-smoker of them, but was never seen smoking cigars, as Curtis is at one point). See more »
Joan Crawford was never seriously considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara. Her period film, The Gorgeous Hussy, had just flopped, and it was felt she could not do a period film successfully. See more »
[Watching the party]
This is giving me the willies. I haven't seen so many phoney smiles since the losers of the last Academy Awards.
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The search for the actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind was a national phenomenon. This TV movie gives a marvelously entertaining depiction of that search. Casting of the stars is very clever, using both well known TV stars as well as unknowns in the various roles. Sharon Gless and Carrie Nye are wonderfully funny as Carole Lombard and Tallulah Bankhead, Barrie Youngfellow shines as Joan Crawford, and Tony Curtis makes an admirable David O. Selznick. Casting Morgan Brittany as Vivien Leigh and having her appear only at the very end of the film for maximum effect was inspired. An excellent slice of Hollywood lore.
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