[Videolib] Looking for cooboration of film location - was "Young Widow" partially filmed in WV?

Steve Fesenmaier (fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us)
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:04:37 -0400

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Hollywood Film Shot in Shepherdstown in 1945

By Steve Fesenmaier Oct. 6, 2006

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In October 2005 I presented an award-winning film by Shepherdstown =
filmmaker Jim Surkamp - "Eternal Essence - the life of Danske Dandridge" =
in Shepherdstown. He introduced the film, talked about the famous =
resident of Shepherdstown, and accompanied me to a reception held at a =
nearby home called "Rosebrake." The home is presently owned by =
well-known coal mine expert Davitt McAteer and his wife, Kathryn, who is =
the chairwoman of The West Virginia Library Commission. I had sent him a =
copy of the film since they had never been able to find one. The film =
will be shown at The South Charleston Museum in April 2007 as part of =
The First WV Garden Film Festival.=20

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Both Davit and Mrs. McAteer told me that they had recently discovered =
that a Hollywood film was partially filmed in their home. In 1945 part =
of the film,"Young Widow," directed by Edwin L. Marin, was filmed at =
Rosebrake. Jane Russell, in only her second film, was the star. The IMDB =
posted this trivial remark by Russell - 'Jane Russell' said in 1996 =
that, "Young Widow should have died with her husband".

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Most Americans first saw Russell in this film because of problems with =
censors for her actual first film, "The Outlaw" (1943) produced by =
Howard Hughes. Although the movie was completed in 1941, it was =
released for a limited showing two years later. There were problems with =
the censorship of the production code over the way her ample cleavage =
was displayed. When the movie was finally passed, it had a general =
release in 1946. During that time, Russell was kept busy doing publicity =
and became famous.

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July 29, 1946=20

THE SCREEN; War Widow's Problem=20

Ever since the making, four years ago, of Howard Hughes' "The Outlaw," =
its star, Jane Russell, has enjoyed a fanfare of impassioned =
press-agentry unequaled since "Gone With the Wind." And the =
pulchritudinous young lady had yet to be seen on a local screen. Her =
film debut, however, in Hunt Stromberg's "Young Widow," which came to =
the Globe on Saturday, does little to negate this fanfare or reveal Miss =
Russell's abilities as an actress. For this topical drama about a =
soldier's widow who finally finds happiness with another soldier is =
neither stimulating drama nor provocative play acting.

Since the problems of distaff readjustment are as real as those of =
returned veterans, this story should have had all the elements of solid =
entertainment. But "Young Widow" is merely a slow dissertation in which =
the drama is heavy and uninspired and the humor scant and routine.

Miss Russell's Virginia farm home, complete with "hound dog," =
pickaninnies and devoted relatives, is no sanctuary. And her return to =
her old job as reporter on a New York newspaper does little to dispel =
the poignant memories of her husband until she meets a brash young =
aviator. After much pursuit, this gay blade's surface ardor changes to =
love. And despite the attentions of her handsome managing editor, Miss =
Russell learns to love again and look to the future with her dashing =
aviator hero.

Louis Hayward has had better assignments than this. Neither the dialogue =
nor the situations help make his performance as the flyer more than =
passing fair. Penny Singleton is completely believable as Miss Russell's =
roommate, who is awaiting the return of her sailor husband. She gives =
that role and the bulk of the humorous lines tenderness and sparkle. =
Miss Russell's appearance in bathing suit and neglig=E9 are as =
impressive as her advance notices. She is strikingly beautiful and it =
would be pleasant to say that her emoting is on the same plane. But Miss =
Russell's expressions and her written lines add little to this =
neophyte's trite and flat role.

War Widow's Problem=20
YOUNG WIDOW, screen play by Richard Macaulay and Margaret Buell Wilder, =
with additional dialogue by Ruth Nordle; from the novel by Clarissa =
Fairchild Cushman; directed by Edwin L. Marin; produced by Hunt =
Stromberg and released through United Artists. At the Globe.=20
Joan Kenwood . . . . . Jane Russell=20
Jim Cameron . . . . . Louis Hayward=20
Gerry Taylor . . . . . Faith Domergue=20
Mac . . . . . Marie Wilson=20
Peter Waring . . . . . Kent Taylor=20
Peg Martin . . . . . Penny Singleton=20
Aunt Cissie . . . . . Connie Gilchrist=20
Aunt Emmeline . . . . . Cora Witherspoon=20
Sammy . . . . . Norman Lloyd=20
Willie . . . . . Steve Brodie=20
Bill Martin . . . . . Richard Bailey=20
Bob Johnson . . . . . Robert Holton=20
Navy Lieutenant . . . . . Peter Garey=20
Army Lieutenant . . . . . Bill "Red" Murphy

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Hollywood Film Shot in Shepherdstown in = 1945

By = Steve Fesenmaier=20 Oct. 6, 2006

 

In = October 2005 I=20 presented an award-winning film by Shepherdstown filmmaker Jim Surkamp = =96=20 =93Eternal Essence =96 the life of Danske Dandridge=94 in Shepherdstown. = He introduced=20 the film, talked about the famous resident of Shepherdstown, and = accompanied me=20 to a reception held at a nearby home called =93Rosebrake.=94 The home is = presently=20 owned by well-known coal mine expert Davitt McAteer and his wife, = Kathryn, who=20 is the chairwoman of The West Virginia Library Commission. I had sent = him a copy=20 of the film since they had never been able to find one. The film will be = shown=20 at The South Charleston Museum in April 2007 as part of The First WV = Garden Film=20 Festival.

 

Both = Davit and Mrs.=20 McAteer told me that they had recently discovered that a Hollywood film was partially filmed in their = home. In 1945=20 part of the film,=94Young Widow,=94 directed by Edwin L. Marin, was = filmed at=20 Rosebrake. Jane Russell, in only her second film, was the star. The IMDB = posted=20 this trivial remark by Russell - 'Jane Russell' said in 1996 that, = "Young Widow=20 should have died with her husband".

 

Most = Americans first=20 saw Russell in this film because of problems with censors for her actual = first=20 film, =93The Outlaw=94 (1943) produced by Howard Hughes.   Although the movie was = completed in=20 1941, it was released for a = limited=20 showing two years later. There were problems with the censorship of the production code over the way = her ample=20 cleavage was displayed. When the movie was finally passed, it had a = general=20 release in 1946. During that time, = Russell was kept=20 busy doing publicity and became famous.

 


July 29, 1946=20

THE=20 SCREEN; War Widow's Problem

Ever since the making, four = years=20 ago, of Howard Hughes' "The Outlaw," its star, Jane Russell, has enjoyed = a=20 fanfare of impassioned press-agentry unequaled since "Gone With the = Wind." And=20 the pulchritudinous young lady had yet to be seen on a local screen. Her = film=20 debut, however, in Hunt Stromberg's "Young Widow," which came to the = Globe on=20 Saturday, does little to negate this fanfare or reveal Miss Russell's = abilities=20 as an actress. For this topical drama about a soldier's widow who = finally finds=20 happiness with another soldier is neither stimulating drama nor = provocative play=20 acting.

Since the problems of = distaff=20 readjustment are as real as those of returned veterans, this story = should have=20 had all the elements of solid entertainment. But "Young Widow" is merely = a slow=20 dissertation in which the drama is heavy and uninspired and the humor = scant and=20 routine.

Miss Russell's Virginia farm = home,=20 complete with "hound dog," pickaninnies and devoted relatives, is no = sanctuary.=20 And her return to her old job as reporter on a New York newspaper does = little to=20 dispel the poignant memories of her husband until she meets a brash = young=20 aviator. After much pursuit, this gay blade's surface ardor changes to = love. And=20 despite the attentions of her handsome managing editor, Miss Russell = learns to=20 love again and look to the future with her dashing aviator=20 hero.

Louis Hayward has had = better=20 assignments than this. Neither the dialogue nor the situations help make = his=20 performance as the flyer more than passing fair. Penny Singleton is = completely=20 believable as Miss Russell's roommate, who is awaiting the return of her = sailor=20 husband. She gives that role and the bulk of the humorous lines = tenderness and=20 sparkle. Miss Russell's appearance in bathing suit and neglig=E9 are as = impressive=20 as her advance notices. She is strikingly beautiful and it would be = pleasant to=20 say that her emoting is on the same plane. But Miss Russell's = expressions and=20 her written lines add little to this neophyte's trite and flat=20 role.


War Widow's Problem =
YOUNG=20 WIDOW, screen play by Richard Macaulay and Margaret Buell Wilder, = with=20 additional dialogue by Ruth Nordle; from the novel by Clarissa Fairchild = Cushman; directed by Edwin L. Marin; produced by Hunt Stromberg and = released=20 through United Artists. At the Globe.
Joan Kenwood . . . . . Jane = Russell=20
Jim Cameron . . . . . Louis Hayward
Gerry Taylor . . . . . Faith = Domergue
Mac . . . . . Marie Wilson
Peter Waring . . . . . Kent = Taylor=20
Peg Martin . . . . . Penny Singleton
Aunt Cissie . . . . . = Connie=20 Gilchrist
Aunt Emmeline . . . . . Cora Witherspoon
Sammy . . . . = .=20 Norman Lloyd
Willie . . . . . Steve Brodie
Bill Martin . . . . . = Richard=20 Bailey
Bob Johnson . . . . . Robert Holton
Navy Lieutenant . . . = . .=20 Peter Garey
Army Lieutenant . . . . . Bill "Red"=20 Murphy

 

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