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Louis Street" even after the backlot was torn down.Warren Sheffield originally was named Warren Sheppard, and for legal reasons the Waughops became the Braukoffs.
She was seen for the first time with her hair up and looking quite beautiful.Freed also took a chance on hiring Vincente Minnelli to direct.At first Minnelli seemed like an odd choice to helm such a costly and risky project.Several screen writers and authors took a stab at it.Sally Benson herself worked on what became a 198 page treatment written with Doris Gilbert between March 30 and May 9, 1942.Between April and October 1942, other writers worked on the project, including the husband-and-wife team of Victor Heerman & Sarah Y.
Mason (Oscar winners for their 1933 adaptation of (1943).
The real life name of the maid was indeed Katie, and the real-life Katie was alive and well and provided a signed release to the MGM legal department, giving the "ok" to use her name.
Finally, here are some interesting additions, changes, and/or deletions from the original book: The ketchup tasting scene that opens the film is an very expanded version of a simple paragraph in the book; In the book Rose gets mixed up with a middle-aged man; Mrs. With the script in place, producer Arthur Freed turned to Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane to compose the original songs for the film.
Now, after reading the script, it appeared as though the studio wanted her to revert back to playing a high school girl with a crush on the boy next door.
Judy was dating Joe Mankiewicz at the time, and he was also instrumental in allowing her to see herself as not just a little girl with a big voice, but a desirable woman.
They also took out scenes at Princeton University and a Smith family visit to their grandparents in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Smith's decision NOT to move the family to New York from immediately after the family's objections to the night before the planned move(Christmas Eve) heightening the tension; Removing a romance between Rose and Colonel Andrews (renamed Darly in the final film) -only a small scene remains that hints of Rose's attraction to him; Removing an announcement by Tootie that she did not want to go to the fair; Changing the hair color of Rose and Esther from blonde and black to both being auburn; Removing a blackmail subplot involving Esther and finally, they divided the film into four segments representing the four seasons of the year (Sally Benson's book had been 12 chapters, one for each month of the year).