Saturday, July 16 – 7:30 PM
Richard Sherman in Person! BIRD OF PARADISE, 1951, 20th Century Fox/Criterion, 100 min. Starring Deborah Paget (Fritz Lang's THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR) in all her luscious beauty as Polynesian princess Kalua, opposite Louis Jourdan (GIGI) and Jeff Chandler. Director Delmer Daves (3:10 TO YUMA) creates a wildly entertaining piece of 1950s exotica laden with gorgeous locales (Hawaii doubles for the fictional South Seas island), volcanic danger and charming depictions of daily island life. [35mm]
Feature film preceded by a Tiki clip show featuring Richard Sherman, composer of the Enchanted Tiki Room theme at Disneyland. (approx. 60 min.) Compiled by Denny Moynahan. King Kukulele and his Friki Tikis perform in the Egyptian Courtyard from 5:00 - 7:00 PM along with the Polynesian Paradise Dancers. Vendors include Polynesian Paradise , Tikis by Big Mike, Eric October . You also may purchase BBQ and Polynesian-style cocktails from Maui & Sons in the courtyard.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on July 5, 2011