The Turning Point Daybill Poster Original 1977 Shirley Maclaine
Daybill Poster with John Alvin Artwork.The Turning Point is a 1977 American drama film cantered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine (Dee Dee) and Anne Bancroft (Emma), along with Leslie Browne, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Tom Skerritt. Several actresses were offered the roles of Emma and DeeDee, including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Doris Day. Bancroft had no previous dance experience; MacLaine however had started her career as a dancer of ballet and other types. She appeared on Broadway performing in the musicals Me and Juliet and The Pyjama Game.The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The script is a fictionalized version of the real-life Brown family and the friendship between ballerinas Isabel Mirrow Brown (whose daughter, Leslie Browne, stars in the film) and Nora Kaye.