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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and picketed by (naturally) people who’d never seen it, this saga of a child bride in rural Mississippi was actually withdrawn from numerous theaters before its opening day.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 with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.