Sunday, May 19, 2019

You're Invited! Presenting THE STYLE OF SIN Pre-Code Series at Egyptian Theatre Starting 6/30

I'm excited to announce that my long awaited 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series at the American Cinematheque will start Sunday, June 30 at the Egyptian Theatre!

THE STYLE OF SIN 1930-1934:

Talk starts at 1:00 pm 
followed by double feature of films

The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years between 1930 when the Production Code was adopted and 1934 when it was in full effect. The Code prohibited seeing many sins on screen, so Pre-Code films are beloved for how risqué and provocative they could be with their look and content.

Join me for this 6-part series that introduces you to some of the most popular actresses of the Pre-Code era - Barbara Stanwyck, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Blondell, and Joan CrawfordEach event will begin with one of my presentations followed by a double feature of films. There will be one event per month. 

Though costume design is important in film, it is particularly significant to the plot and production of the movies selected for this series. In each talk, you will also learn about the costume designers themselves - how they contributed to the style of the studios along with the evolution of the actresses' careers and personal style.

Sunday, June 30 starting at 1:00 pm
Barbara Stanwyck 
Ladies of Leisure (1930) and Baby Face (1932)

Saturday, July 20 
Kay Francis 
Girls About Town (1931) and Jewel Robbery (1932)

August TBD 
Jean Harlow
Three Wise Girls (1932) and Red-Headed Woman (1932)

September TBD 
Carole Lombard
Virtue (1932) and Twentieth Century (1934)

October TBD 
Marlene Dietrich
Morocco (1930) and Shanghai Express (1932)

November TBD
Joan Crawford and Joan Blondell
Our Blushing Brides (1930) and Footlight Parade (1933)

The courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre
still looks very much like it did at its opening in 1922

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