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Baby Doll

Released 1956
Distributor Warner Bros.

Today it’s difficult to conceive just how scandalous Elia Kazan’s steamy adaptation of two Tennessee Williams playlets really was in 1956. Condemned from church pulpits and picketed by (naturally) people who’d never seen it, this saga of a child bride in rural Mississippi was actually withdrawn from numerous theaters before its opening day.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.