Directed by George Cukor • 1954 • United States
Starring Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon
Screenwriter Garson Kanin and director George Cukor presciently satirize the rise of “famous for being famous” celebrity culture in this irresistible romantic comedy. With her career going nowhere, unemployed actor and model Gladys Glover (Judy Holliday) puts all her money into renting a prominent Manhattan billboard that quickly brings her some much-needed exposure. But Gladys’s overnight fame also comes with a host of romantic complications as she finds herself torn between her documentary-filmmaker boyfriend (Jack Lemmon, in his first major film appearance) and the advances of a playboy soap-company executive (Peter Lawford).