Paper Moon

Paper Moon (1973). Based on Addie Pray, a best-selling novel, this movie’s title is taken from the well-known Yip Harburg-Harold Arlen song “It’s Only a Paper Moon” (1932). In an extra feature (“The Next Picture Show”) on the Paramout DVD, director Peter Bogdanovich explains how and why he changed the title of his project, with encouragement from his friend Orson Welles. When the novel was subsequently re-released, its title was changed to Paper Moon.