Wednesday, July 17, 2019

You're Invited! Presenting THE STYLE OF SIN: KAY FRANCIS at Egyptian Theatre 7/20

This Saturday is the next event in my 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series 
at the American Cinematheque!


Egyptian Theatre
Hollywood, CA

Talk starts at 1:00 pm 
followed by screenings of Girls About Town (1931) and Jewel Robbery (1932)

There will also be a display of Joseff of Hollywood jewelry from Jewel Robbery

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.

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.

Upcoming events in the STYLE OF SIN series can be seen on the GlamAmor Events page.

I wore a late 1960s/early 1970s shirtdress with a neckline that was popular in the 1930s

 Two special guests came to my first Pre-Code event - 
Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney,
who are two of the nicest people you will ever meet

Some attendees flew in from across the country, 
like the wonderful Crumps who came all the way from Detroit

Some attendees like Valerie Zee have been so supportive
and have come to almost every one of my talks

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

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