The film finally came in for Sam Goldwyn
at $3,000,000 Depressiondollars a sum he never regretted.
, the movie mogul, famously said: "If they liked it once, they'll love it twice.
, John Golin, Steve Google GoPro Gordon, Mark Gould, Peter Grainge, Lucian Granger, Danny Granier, Jorge Greenblatt, Bob Gustin, Grant Gyllenhaal, Jake
, that Hollywood master of malapropisms, had planned to build a musical around singing star Eddie Cantor as the Scarecrow, but MGM bought him out and assembled the perfect cast.
Heir to a Hollywood dynasty, he's the grandson of the middle initial in MGM Studios and the son OT producer Sam Goldwyn
was the epic producer who, when his wife was asked if she wanted to be buried beside him, said she preferred director George Cukor instead.
It made me want to know more about Sam Goldwyn
(alias Shmuel Gelbfisz), David O Selznick and the rest.
thought that it would be a great idea to alter her appearance for The Adventures Of Marco Polo (1938).
I got to sing," she added, "because Sam Goldwyn
said, `You might as well wreck it with your own voice than somebody else's.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs today, he says: "I grew up during the war when there was no Christmas, so I over-produce Christmas like Sam Goldwyn
As Sam Goldwyn
probably figured out, a friendly handshake sometimes is nothing more than an invitation to a round of arm-wrestling later in the courts.
Or, like the great Hollywood mogul, Sam Goldwyn
, once famously said: "It's deja vu all over again".