Sunday, November 20 - 3:00 PM
Co-Presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles:
“Myrna In Hollywood,” Emily W. Leider, author of Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood, gives an illustrated talk on the life of actress Myrna Loy who was discovered on the stage of the Egyptian Theatre in a Sid Grauman live stage show preceding a film. Followed by…
MANHATTAN MELODRAMA, 1934, Warner Bros., 93 min. Dirs. W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor (uncredited). Hard gambler and racketeer Edward "Blackie" Gallagher (Clark Gable) and bookish district attorney and would-be governor Jim Wade (William Powell) are lifelong friends, who were once orphans. When Blackie's girlfriend Eleanor (Myrna Loy) leaves him for the more sensible Jim, there are no ill feelings between the friends, but when Blackie kills the D.A. running opposite Jim for the election of governor, Jim must face the most difficult case of his career: convicting his best friend of murder. The first of 14 onscreen pairings between Loy and Powell, and made in the same year as their most famous film, THE THIN MAN. Look for Mickey Rooney in one of his earliest roles, playing Blackie as a child. Infamous as the film John Dillinger was exiting when he was gunned down at the Biograph Theater in Chicago. Book signing of Emily W. Leider's Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood (2011, University of California Press) after the lecture. Leider has also written biographies Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino and Becoming Mae West.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on November 2, 2011