History Film / ShowPeople

1st Sep '17 12:50:28 PM jamespolk
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* TheCameo: Filled with celebrity cameos from stars of the day, from the minor ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Dane Karl Dane]]) to the huge (Creator/CharlieChaplin sans makeup and so unrecognizable).

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Filled with celebrity cameos from stars of the day, from the minor ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Dane Karl Dane]]) to the huge (Creator/CharlieChaplin sans makeup and so unrecognizable).unrecognizable).
** A complete listing: Renee Adoree, George K. Arthur, Chaplin, Lew Cody, Dane, Marion Davies (see CelebrityParadox below), Creator/DouglasFairbanks, Creator/JohnGilbert (twice), Elinor Glyn, William S. Hart, Leatrice Joy, Rod La Rocque, Robert Z. Leonard, Mae Murray, Louella Parsons, Aileen Pringle, Dorothy Sebastian, Norma Tallmadge, Estelle Taylor, King Vidor, and Claire Windsor.
10th Jun '17 12:53:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EnforcedMethodActing: In-universe. Assistants slice onions for Peggy when she can't cry on command.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: In-universe. Assistants [[OnionTears slice onions onions]] for Peggy when she can't cry on command.


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* OnionTears: When Peggy can't cry on command, assistants slice onions for her.
1st Dec '16 1:56:29 PM jamespolk
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* TomHanksSyndrome: InUniverse. Peggy goes through this, and it actually hurts her career, although she appears to have bounced back by the end. Billy apparently goes through this too at the end, when he's cast alongside Peggy in the WWI movie.
22nd Feb '16 6:01:48 PM PaulA
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* AtTheCrossroads: These exact words are used to describe Peggy and Billy's diverging paths.
14th Jul '15 5:02:08 PM jamespolk
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Peggy Pepper is a blend of silent film stars Gloria Swanson and Mae Murray. Her weird lip pucker is an imitation of Murray. Gloria Swanson, like Peggy, got her start in slapstick (Mack Sennett's Keystone Studio) before transitioning to grand costume dramas. Both Murray and Swanson married European noblemen; Murray's husband passed himself off as a prince just as "Count" Andre does in the film. Andre's appearance and mannerisms are an obvious parody of silent film heartthrob John Gilbert; this did not stop Gilbert from making two cameos in the movie.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Peggy Pepper is a blend of silent film stars Gloria Swanson and Mae Murray. Her weird lip pucker is an imitation of Murray. Gloria Swanson, like Peggy, got her start in slapstick (Mack Sennett's Keystone Studio) before transitioning to grand costume dramas. Both Murray and Swanson married European noblemen; Murray's husband passed himself off as a prince just as "Count" Andre does in the film. Andre's appearance and mannerisms are an obvious parody of silent film heartthrob John Gilbert; Creator/JohnGilbert; this did not stop Gilbert from making two cameos in the movie.
22nd Apr '15 7:20:55 AM gallium
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[[caption-width-right:350:Dramtatic mood: Joy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Dramtatic [[caption-width-right:350:Dramatic mood: Joy.]]
25th Dec '14 11:53:03 AM gallium
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* ComedyGhetto: InUniverse, Peggy thinks comedy should be in a ghetto. She thinks TrueArtIsAngsty.
25th Dec '14 11:21:56 AM gallium
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/showpeople_9562.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Dramtatic mood: Joy.]]



* ActorAllusion: Director Allusion. In the final scene King Vidor is directing a WorldWarOne film. This was three years after Vidor's triumphant smash hit WorldWarOne film, ''Film/TheBigParade''.



* ExecutiveMeddling: The script originally called for Marion Davies to take a PieInTheFace. However her companion William Randolph Hearst, who was also producing the film and was very sensitive to how Davies was portrayed onscreen, objected. Vidor settled for having Davies get sprayed with a bottle of seltzer water.



* PieInTheFace: But not for Peggy (see above).

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* PieInTheFace: But Peggy's initiation in slapstick is when she's sent into a film not knowing what to expect, only for Peggy (see above).the scene in question to be a pie fight.



* WeddingDay

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* WeddingDayWeddingDay: Peggy's wedding to Andre, which Billy sneaks into the house to stop.
24th Dec '14 8:51:55 AM gallium
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''Show People'' is a 1928 silent film starring Marion Davies (best remembered as William Randolph Hearst's [[TheMistress mistress]] and the inspiration for the Susan Alexander character in ''Film/CitizenKane'') and directed by King Vidor. The film is a lighthearted comic satire of Hollywood movie making at the end of the silent film era. Davies stars as Peggy Pepper, a wide-eyed innocent Georgia hillbilly who comes to Hollywood to make it big as a dramatic actress. Instead, by chance, she winds up starring in slapstick comedies. She falls in love with her co-star Billy Boone, played by William Haines, but when she gets her big break and makes the transition to drama, their romance is threatened.

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''Show People'' is a 1928 silent film starring Marion Davies (best remembered as William Randolph Hearst's [[TheMistress mistress]] and the inspiration for the Susan Alexander character in ''Film/CitizenKane'') and directed by King Vidor.Creator/KingVidor. The film is a lighthearted comic satire of Hollywood movie making at the end of the silent film era. Davies stars as Peggy Pepper, a wide-eyed innocent Georgia hillbilly who comes to Hollywood to make it big as a dramatic actress. Instead, by chance, she winds up starring in slapstick comedies. She falls in love with her co-star Billy Boone, played by William Haines, but when she gets her big break and makes the transition to drama, their romance is threatened.
20th Nov '13 10:12:41 PM ArthurS
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* TheCameo: Filled with celebrity cameos from stars of the day, from the minor ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Dane Karl Dane]]) to the huge (Creator/CharlieChaplin).

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* TheCameo: Filled with celebrity cameos from stars of the day, from the minor ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Dane Karl Dane]]) to the huge (Creator/CharlieChaplin).(Creator/CharlieChaplin sans makeup and so unrecognizable).
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