The first film version of “Pride & Prejudice” was made by Metro Golden Mayer, and released in 1940. The movie was directed by Robert Z. Leonard from a screenplay by Hunt Stromberg, Aldous Huxley, Helen Jerome. and Jane Murfin; and starred Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edna May Oliver, Mary Boland, and Edmund Gwenn.
Aldous Huxley worked on the screenplay?!?!
The costuming in this version is so ridiculous, but I do love Greer Garson.
In 1941, Elizabeth McIntosh was a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she wrote an article chronicling her experience that day and the following week. Her editors chose not to publish it. Today the Washington Post published her article for the very first time.