Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mahogany



1975 American Feature

Cast: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Beah Richards, Nina Foch and Marisa Mell
Director: Berry Gordy
Writers: Toni Amber and John Byrum

Synopsis:
Tracy Chambers, a poor woman from the slums of Chicago, aspires to become a top fashion designer. Her ambition leads her to Rome, spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 23% / Audience: 79%
  • OMG rating: 3/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song ("Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)").

Notes/Trivia:
  • Motown Records founder and Mahogany producer Berry Gordy took over as director of the film after he fired Tony Richardson. This is Gordy's only film as a director to date.
  • Diana Ross designed some of the costumes seen in the fashion show sequence herself.
  • Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch appears in a bit part as "dress manufacturer".
  • "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)" became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.

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