Date of birth: July 7, 1899, New York City.
Date of death : January 23, 1983, Los Angeles.
Place of living : 9133 Cordell Drive, Los Angeles.
He learned his job in Broadway before going to Hollywood.
During his 51 years career, he established himself with a reputation of a sensitive and cultured director.
Know for his abilities to direct some "difficult" actresses (Katharine Hepburn, Constance Bennett, Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren, Judy Garland), he managed to work well with each of them; but his collaboration with Marilyn in "Let's Make Love" was disappointing and disastrous in "Something's Got to Give".
"Let's Make Love":
press conference January 16, 1960 :
Marilyn's birthday :
with Marilyn :
Jack Cole and Marilyn :
Arthur Miller and Marilyn :
Yves Montand and Marilyn :
"Something's Got to Give":
Marilyn's birthday, June 1, 1962 :
with Marilyn :
black and white blouse :
white suit :
floral dress and coat :
floral dress :,
with Dean Martin and Marilyn :
with Wally Cox and Marilyn :
He belonged to the list of Marilyn favourite directors that she gave to the Fox Studios in 1955. At that time she hadn't worked yet with him but was impressed by his reputation.
On the shooting of "Something's Got to Give", Marilyn's confidence in Cukor quickly failed, because they didn't agree about the script changes, and above all, Cukor didn't put up with her endless delays. The Fox replaced him by Jean Negulesco, before they fired Marilyn and stopped the shooting.
He directed : "What Price Hollywood?" (1932),"Dinner at Eight" (1933),"David Copperfield" (1935),"Camille" (1937),"Holiday" (1938),"The Women" (1939), "Adam's Rib" (1949), "A Star is Born" (1954).
Some of the pictures taken by a professional photographer on the set of
"Something's Got to Give " belong from now on to the Estate of Robert Slatzer.
Even if my website is a non lucrative one, the Estate of Robert Slatzer doesn't allow me to use those pictures even if citing their copyright.
Unfortunately, we don't share the same interest for Miss Monroe.