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PAT AND MIKE (1952) was the last of three Katharine Hepburn- Spencer Tracy films that Cukor directed, the first two being KEEPER OF THE FLAME (1942) and ADAM'S RIB (1949). It was also the third of four films Cukor made with screwball romance screenwriting team Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, who received the film's only Oscar nomination.

A poster from Judy Garland's wonderful dramatic musical about a movie star who's career takes off just as that of her alcoholic husband falters, A STAR IS BORN (1954). Both Garland and co-star James Mason received Oscar nominations for their performances, two of the film's six overall.

A poster from the Italian release of MY FAIR LADY (1964), Cukor's final musical, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Although embroiled in controversy after Julie Andrews, who had made Eliza Doolittle famous on Broadway, didn't get the role in the film, MY FAIR LADY was quite successful at the Academy Awards, earning twelve nominations and eight awards including Best Picture and Cukor's only career Best Director award.

Posters for two 1939 films that Cukor partially directed: THE WIZARD OF OZ with Judy Garland and GONE WITH THE WIND with Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Though Victor Fleming would eventually receive credit for both films, Cukor directed some preliminary test shots for THE WIZARD OF OZ, and was "relieved" as director of GONE WITH THE WIND reportedly after complaints from Clark Gable that his character was being diminished by the "woman's director."

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