ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
First produced on Broadway, Hello, Dolly! was adapted for the screen by Ernest Lehman, and follows Dolly Levi as she arranges more than just furniture and flowers: she arranges love. She travels to Yonkers, New York, to play matchmaker for a half-a-millionaire, Horace Vandergelder.
Grossing $33.2 million at the box office, the film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won 3 of the nominations, including one for Best Art Direction by John Decuir. The filming took place in various places New York; additionally, New York City scenes were built on the 20th Century-Fox lot in California.
A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the '“well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder’s clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant. (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see.)
Won 3 Oscars
Best Art Direction; Best Sound; Best Music - Score of a Musical Picture
Nominated for 4 Oscars
Best Picture; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design'; Best Film Editing
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes
Best Motion Picture; Best Director; Best Actress - Comedy of Musical; Best Supporting Actress; Most Promising Newcomer - Female;
John DeCuir Sr. - Featured Artist