23 June 2009

Cruise Director

On this day in 1936, film director, Gregory La Cava, left for England aboard the RMS Queen Mary. Originally an animator, La Cava found success in feature films, directing She Married Her Boss, with Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas, Stage Door with Ginger Rogers, Katherine Hepburn, and Lucille Ball, and, set to be released in the coming fall, My Man Godfrey, starring Carole Lombard and William Powell. He was hailed by good friend, W.C. Fields, as "the second funniest man in America."

New York Times

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