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I Live My Life

I Live My Life(1935)

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Working titles for this film were Glitter and If You Love Me. Abbie Carter Goodloe received the O. Henry Memorial Award for the short story on which this film is based. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, a revised ending of the film was shot for the British release in order to prevent possible protestations from the English church, which might have deemed "Terry's" behavior at the marriage altar as too upsetting. According to censorship material in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, the PCA, after reviewing the script for the film, insisted that the statue of Galatea be draped, and that all shots of the statue be done in "good taste." More specifically, the PCA demanded that "Bentley...not be shown with his hand on Galatea's rump." Although Hollywood Reporter production charts list Jean Hersholt and Ralph Morgan in the cast, they did not appear in the released film. Hollywood Reporter production charts and news items list Rudolph Amendt, Shirley Ross Broderick O'Farrell, Adrienne d'Ambricourt and Leona Maricle in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has also not been confirmed. Though most contemporary sources name George Folsey as the sole photographer of this picture, a Hollywood Reporter production chart lists William Daniels. I Live My Life was filmed on location in Santa Catalina and Chatsworth, CA. According to a Daily Variety pre-release news item, an attempt was made to begin filming at the Santa Catalina Island location one month prior to the actual start date for production, but the crew was forced to return to the mainland due to heavy fog in the area.