Book jacket
A star is born


Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine (Frederic March), is given a shot at stardom, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamour machine . She and her idol Norman marry; but as her star rises, his comes crashing down.

Item Details

Series: Selznick collection



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  • 1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
  • digital optical
  • video file DVD video region 1

Target Audience Note: Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.


  • Title from container.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
  • Bonus features include original theatrical trailer, wardrobe test and image gallery.
  • "Mastered in HD from an original nitrate 35mm Technicolor print, preserved by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department" -- Container.
  • Screenplay, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson ; story, William A. Wellman, Robert Carson ; music, Max Steiner ; cinematography, W. HOward Greene ; editor, James E. Newcom.
  • Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Strander.
  • DVD ; widescreen (1.33:1) presentation ; 2.0 monophonic.
  • For private home use only.
  • Academy Awards, 1938 : Best writing, Original story ; Honorary award for the color photography

Publisher or Distributor Number:

  • DVD9 9266
  • K815

Link to PAC