Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Movie Trivia Answer for 7/12

According to IMDB:

"Among the many famous actress considered for the part of Scarlett were Jean Arthur, Lucille Ball, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Carole Lombard, Norma Shearer, Barbara Stanwyck, and Margaret Sullavan. Bankhead (an authentic "Southern Belle" from Alabama) was the clear front-runner, but her unsavory personal life made producers reluctant to hire her.

Of all the actresses considered for the role, Louise Platt, Tallulah Bankhead, Linda Watkins, Adele Longmire, Haila Stoddard, Susan Hayward (at the time using the name Edythe Marriner), Dorothy Mathews, Brenda Marshall, Paulette Goddard, Anita Louise, Margaret Tallichet, Frances Dee, Nancy Coleman, Marcella Martin, Lana Turner, Diana Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Joan Bennett and Vivien Leigh were given actual screen tests for the role of Scarlett O'Hara."

Sorry, but I cannot picture Lucille Ball in that role. And some of these ladies I've never heard of. But I could easily see Kate Hepburn flashing eyes at Clark Gable!

Did you know that Olivia de Havilland is still alive? She's 90 years old now.

Good job, ladies!
New question on Saturday.


Jacquie said...

About time I knew something! Who knew Olivia de Havilland was still alive. Wouldn't it be great to have tea with her and chat a bit.

Libby said...

Bette Davis made the movie Jezebel in an attempt to prove she could play the part of a southern belle. I think that every female around wanted that part! *s*

Anonymous said...

Ya know...I always wanted to think that I mirrored Millie
in this movie...but who am I kidding? I'm Scarlett all the way.


Anonymous said...

errr, Melanie