Preston Sturges (left) on a beach in Trouville. 1913.
Here are two pages from Preston Sturges’s screenplay for Sullivan’s Travels, it includes several bits of dialogue that don’t appear in the finished film including mentions of Josef von Sternberg, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.
Preston Sturges directs Harold Lloyd and Frances Ramsden in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock. 1945.
Sight and Sound. Summer 1957.
Preston Sturges, Claudette Colbert and the Ale and Quail Club. Palm Beach Story. Sturges. 1942.
Preston Sturges on the set of The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek in 1942. The film’s release was held up for two years.
In this unused publicity still, Trudy imagines herself “in the situation.”
Betty Hutton, Bill Demarest (why he didn’t get an Academy Award or at least a nomination for this one–or Conquering Hero–is anyone’s guess) and Diana Lynn.
“Little river needs big dam.” McGinty and The Boss.
Sturges, Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken