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hoh_theater_screenJulie & Julia
The suitcase in the beginning of the movie is Paul Child's own personal case.

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Black Narcissus
For the original American release, all the scenes of Deborah Kerr in Ireland with her boyfriend were deleted. US censors didn't think American audiences would accept a nun with a past. Of course the scenes are crucial to understanding the character and the effects of the mountains on the women.
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That’s Entertainment
The "Good Morning" number from Singin’ in the Rain (1952) was originally inserted in Debbie Reynold’s hosting segment, but eventually cut before release and later placed in That's Entertainment Part II'. The segment with Reynolds' narration can be seen in the promotional short Just One More Time.
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Barabbas
The solar eclipse that takes place during the crucifixion scene was the real thing, an event for which director Fleischer delayed shooting in order to capture the ethereal nature of the phenomenon.
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Gone With The Wind
1,400 actresses were interviewed for the part of Scarlett O'Hara. 400 were asked to do readings.
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Victor Victoria
To prepare for her role in this film, Julie Andrews took boxing lessons for her punch-out scene.

Information gathered from TMCDb, IMDb, New York Times and Wikipedia.

Upcoming Hollywood at Home features
Julia & Julia, Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m.
Black Narcissus, Saturday, April 4 at 9 p.m.
That's Entertainment I, Saturday, April 11 at 9 p.m.
Barabbas, Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m.
Gone With The Wind, Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
Victor Victoria, Saturday, May 2 at 9 p.m.

broadcast news host Join Victoria Lucas as our host for Hollywood at Home. Lucas provides historical background and a Hollywood insider's look at our Saturday night films. A film producer and screenwriting consultant, Lucas comes from a family of actors, producers, writers, and directors. Join Lucas each week for fascinating insights to our Hollywood at Home feature.

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julie_julia_medMarch 28 at 9 p.m.
Julie&Julia

A woman (Amy Adams) in Queens, N.Y., sets a deadline of one year to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.




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April 4 at 9 p.m.
Black Narcissus

Deborah Kerr stars in this visually stunning classic film about five nuns who bear physical and psychological hardships as they struggle to build a mission in a remote abandoned palace, high in the Himalayas.




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That’s Entertainment

An unforgettable collection of sequences from MGM's greatest musicals.






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April 18 at 9 p.m.
Barabbas

The biblical thief toils, turns gladiator and seeks salvation after being pardoned in place of Christ.





April 25 at 8 p.m.
Gone With The Wind

Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel star in this classic epic of the American South. Considered one of the greatest classic American movies, Gone With The Wind won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.



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May 2 at 9 p.m.
Victor, Victoria

A Chicago mobster falls for a female impersonator, actually a woman, in 1930s Paris.




Hollywood at Home Saturdays on PBS 6.