FILM OF THE WEEK
WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD (1932) wr: Jane Muftin et al. | dir: Goerge Cukor
Bradley Cooper’s A STAR IS BORN is out in theaters currently, and many people are rejoicing over that time-honored story. The intrinsic value of THAT story is strong enough to warrant three makes from the original, WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD. A film from about a century ago that has star Constance Bennett get plucked from the fabled Brown Derby restaurant to Tinseltown fame… and gave birth to one of the enduring mythology of the concept of “Hollywood.” Cooper’s film turns the spotlight on Lady Gaga, whose music I never glommed on to; however, the potency of her voice in the trailers should be enough to lure even the hardcore cynics that you might know to the theaters to see this one.