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Can You Ace This Old Hollywood General Knowledge Quiz?

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  1. What Was Marilyn Monroe's final, unfinished film?
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    <i>Some Like it Hot</i>
    Some Like it Hot
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    <i>The Misfits</i>
    The Misfits
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    <i>Something's Got to Give</i>
    Something's Got to Give
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    <i>Let's Make Love</i>
    Let's Make Love
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    Something's Got to Give (1962)

    Something's Got to Give was Marilyn Monroe's final film. It was abandoned after her death on August 5th, 1962. Marilyn appeared in Some Like It Hot in 1959, Let's Make Love in 1960, and The Misfits in 1961.

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  2. Which actor married both Zsa Zsa Gabor and her sister Magda Gabor?
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    George Sanders
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    George Sanders
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    Gregory Peck
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    Gregory Peck
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    Humphrey Bogart
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    Humphrey Bogart
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    Frank Sinatra
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    Frank Sinatra
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    George Sanders

    George Sanders married Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1949, later divorcing her in 1954. He later married Zsa Zsa's older sister Magda briefly from 1970 to 1971. Over her lifetime, Zsa Zsa was married a whopping nine times. Her sisters Eva and Magda were only married a comparatively paltry five and six times respectively.

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  3. For which movie did Bette Davis receive her first Oscar?
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    <i>The Letter</i> (1940)
    The Letter (1940)
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    <i>Now, Voyager</i> (1942)
    Now, Voyager (1942)
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    <i>Dangerous</i> (1935)
    Dangerous (1935)
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    <i>Jezebel</i> (1938)
    Jezebel (1938)
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    Dangerous (1935)

    Bette Davis won two Oscars in her lifetime: first for Dangerous in 1935 and then for Jezebel in 1938. She was nominated for ten Oscars in total, making her the third most nominated actress in history after Meryl Streep and Katharine Hepburn.

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  4. Who was one of the few to have danced with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in a film?
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    Ginger Rogers
    Ginger Rogers
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    Cyd Charisse
    Cyd Charisse
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    Eleanor Powell
    Eleanor Powell
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    Shirley Maclaine
    Shirley Maclaine
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    Cyd Charisse

    Cyd Charisse danced with Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952) and with Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953). Other actresses who danced with both of them include: Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Caron.

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  5. Who never appeared in an Alfred Hitchcock film?
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    Grace Kelly
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    Grace Kelly
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    Kim Novak
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    Kim Novak
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    Doris Day
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    Doris Day
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    Jayne Mansfield
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    Jayne Mansfield
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    Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield never appeared in a Hitchcock film, however did appear in one episode of his TV series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

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  6. In the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella "Breakfast At Tiffany’s", who did he want to play Holly Golightly?
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    Lauren Bacall
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    Lauren Bacall
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    Audrey Hepburn
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    Audrey Hepburn
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    Marilyn Monroe
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    Marilyn Monroe
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    Elizabeth Taylor
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    Elizabeth Taylor
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    Marilyn Monroe (not Audrey)

    Truman Capote pictured Holly Golightly as a blonde. He wanted Marilyn Monroe to get the part, and strongly disliked Audrey Hepburn in the role. Nonetheless, the role earned Hepburn an Oscar nomination and the vision of her in a little, black dress and diamonds would become a cultural icon.

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  7. Which actress was NOT screen-tested for the part of Scarlett in the film adaptation of "Gone With The Wind"?
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    Lana Turner
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    Lana Turner
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    Susan Hayward
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    Susan Hayward
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    Paulette Goddard
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    Paulette Goddard
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    Katharine Hepburn
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    Katharine Hepburn
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    Katharine Hepburn

    The search for Scarlett O' Hara took two years and saw dozens of actresses considered. While Hepburn lobbied hard to play Scarlett, then director George Cukor wasn't convinced she was right for the role. It eventually went to Vivien Leigh, who went on to receive an Oscar and widespread acclaim for her performance.

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  8. Due to copyright issues, which of these silent horror classics was ordered to be destroyed?
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    <i>Nosferatu</i> (1922)
    Nosferatu (1922)
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    <i>Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde</i> (1920)
    Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
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    <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i> (1923)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
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    <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i> (1925)
    The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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    Nosferatu (1922)

    Nosferatu was created by German director F. W. Murnau. Bram Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, due to its' obvious similarity to Stoker's Dracula, and a judge ordered all copies of the film be destroyed. Some copies survived however and it is now considered a horror masterpiece.

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  9. Which movie won all of the Oscars it was nominated for?
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    <i>All About Eve</i> (1950)
    All About Eve (1950)
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    <i>The African Queen</i> (1951)
    The African Queen (1951)
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    <i>Citizen Kane</i> (1941)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
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    <i>It Happened One Night</i> (1934)
    It Happened One Night (1934)
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    It Happened One Night (1934)

    It Happened One Night was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing, winning all five.

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  10. What was the first of Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger's many films together?
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    <i>The Gay Divorcee</i>
    The Gay Divorcee
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    <i>Flying Down to Rio</i>
    Flying Down to Rio
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    <i>Swing Time</i>
    Swing Time
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    <i>Top Hat</i>
    Top Hat
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    Flying Down to Rio (1933)

    This movie marked the beginning of Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger's iconic partnership. They appeared in ten films together and their chemistry and dancing talent became legendary.

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  11. Where is this famous quote from? "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
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    <i>The Women</i> (1939)
    The Women (1939)
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    <i>Sunset Boulevard</i> (1950)
    Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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    <i>How to Marry a Millionaire</i> (1953)
    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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    <i>Funny Face</i> (1957)
    Funny Face (1957)
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    Sunset Boulevard (1950)

    "You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark! All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

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  12. Which piece of old Hollywood memorabilia sold for the SMALLEST sum at auction?
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    Ruby Slippers from <i>The Wizard Of Oz</i> (1939)
    Ruby Slippers from The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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    Little, Black Dress from <i>Breakfast at Tiffany's</i> (1961)
    Little, Black Dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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    White Subway Dress from <i>The Seven Year Itch</i> (1955)
    White Subway Dress from The Seven Year Itch (1955)
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    Royal Ascot Dress from <i>My Fair Lady</i> (1964)
    Royal Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady (1964)
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    Ruby Slippers ($666,000)

    Marilyn Monroe's white dress sold for $4.6m, Audrey Hepburn's little, black dress sold for $807,000, and her royal ascot dress sold for $3.7m.

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