Cafe Pacino, an Al Pacino fan site, reported on the new movie…
MOE SNYDER PROJECT (AKA RUTH ETTING STORY) (POSSIBLE NEW MOVIE) (6-18-00)
(thanks Joan and Debra for posting this on the APML)
A Variety article last week said an Italian distribution company has already picked up and slated Phillip Noyce’s new film, “The Moe Snyder Project” with Al Pacino and Angelina Jolie for the 2000-2001 season.
The “Moe Snyder” project is evidently about the ’20s and ’30s singer named Ruth Etting. She married a Chicago gangster named Moe Snyder (also called The Gimp) in 1922. He managed her career for 20 years. She went to Hollywood and made a few films, then fell in love with her accompanist. Moe shot him (he survived and married Ruth after her divorce) and went to jail.
THE RUTH ETTING STORY (POSSIBLE NEW MOVIE) (6-18-00)
(thanks Debra Rives for posting this on the APML)
Al has been rumored to be considering doing a role in the Ruth Etting Story. I haven’t heard any more about this for awhile but here is Debra’s explaination of who Ruth Etting is. (susan)
Ruth Etting was a beautiful, extremely talented jazz singer who performed in the ’20s and ’30s. She was known as “America’s Sweetheart of Song.” She was born in 1896, died in 1978. She married a Chicago gangster, Moe “The Gimp” Snyder in 1922, and he subsequently managed her career for the next 2 decades. I believe that this is the character Al will be playing if the film gets made. Anyway, she was signed to Columbia Records in 1926, which led to many number-one hit records. She was also a dancer in the famed Ziegfield follies in ’27 and ’28. She made 3 full-length feature films, “Roman Scandals” with Eddie Cantor and Lucille Ball, “Gift of Gab” and “Hips Hips Hooray.” In 1937, when her marriage to Snyder fell apart, Snyder shot the man Ruth had fallen in love with. The man survived but Snyder went to jail. The scandal effectively ended her career.
See the original posts at Cafe Pacino.
This post was imported from the old Ruth Etting News section of RuthEtting.com.