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June 16: Restaurant Lecture and Mildred Pierce Screening
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:47
06/16/2012 2:00 pm
06/16/2012 5:00 pm
Co-presented with the American Cinematheque
Veronica Gelakoska, author of "Pig ‘n Whistle," part of the Arcadia Images in America series and Los Angeles Magazine columnist /preservation and vintage culture expert, Chris Nichols will give an illustrated talk on the Pig ‘n Whistle, Melody Lane, Hody’s and other popular Los Angeles restaurants of the 1920s – 40s. Followed by a screening of MILDRED PIERCE, featuring Joan Crawford as a divorced mother who must take a job as a waitress to support her demanding daughter’s desires. Eventually she becomes a successful Los Angeles restauranteur...and trouble ensues… "She tried to kiss off a crime."
Slices of Mildred Pierce’s famous fruit pies will be for sale at this screening!
1945, Warner Bros., 111 min, USA, Dir: Michael Curtiz
"Mildred had more to offer in a glance, than most woman give in a lifetime."
Joan Crawford gives her signature performance (an Oscar winner!) as James M. Cain's ultimate maternal martyr, in thrall to her own femme fatale daughter, Veda (a deliciously venal Ann Blyth). The twisted combination of high-strung soap opera and hard-edged pulp produced what may be the greatest Hollywood melodrama of all time.
"Loving her was like shaking hands with the devil."
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Tickets are $7 for ADSLA members, general admission is $11.
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