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35mm SWEET CHARITY Bob Fosse's first directoral effort w Edith Head's costumes

In his movie making debut, Bob Fosse's screen directing talents were finding their way, but greatly enhanced by Edith Head’s inventive costume designs, which capture the swinging, far-out New York 1960's era explored by disenchanted "dance-hall hostess" Charity (the dazzling Shirley MacLaine) in her search for a better life and genuine love.  As Charity shuttles between social sets, Edith Head also dazzles with some of the most outlandish and imaginative costuming of her entire career.

Though SWEET CHARITY never became as huge of hit as other roadshow film musicals, it is worth seeing on a big screen and includes wonderful supporting performances by Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalban, John McMartin and Chita Rivera. SWEET CHARITY is not often shown on the big screen--especially at a UCLA Film Archives presentation in 35mm, so attending this should be worth the effort.

Special BONUS footage of EDITH HEAD will be shown before the movie from a 1974 KTLA tv news feature that shows the designer with her miniature sewing machine collection as well as receiving her Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Tickets: $10 and can be purchased in advance online at the following weblink...

http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2014-09-27/sweet-charity-1969

PARKING: $3 flat rate parking all day on Saturday (one of the best parking deals in town!)

[Note: A pre-screening happy hour gathering will also be listed in conjunction with this outing, so keep checking back on our webpage for further details]

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  • ELIZABETH

    Fantastic costumes & dance scenes - The hippies were an exaggeration . . . although most movies except Almost Famous depicted them accurately. And Bob Fosse movies are always loooonng. . . but well worth it.

    September 29, 2014

    • ELIZABETH

      I mean, most movies don't get hippies right. . . but the costumes - WOW

      September 29, 2014

  • Michelle

    Fabulous! Really enjoyed seeing one of my favorite movies on the big screen!

    September 28, 2014

  • Jono

    I forgot my black pork pie hat at the bank theater last night so I will not be wearing it tonight

    September 27, 2014

  • Christina

    My sincere apologies. I will not be able to make it tonight to happy hour or the movie. An unexpected family obligation came up tonight. I hope to join your group on another adventure. My best...

    September 27, 2014

  • ellen

    So sorry but I cannot make it. I have a paid ticket held at the box office, so anyone wanting it, please contact me here.

    September 21, 2014

    • ELIZABETH

      I don't have a tix yet but how can I reimburse you? If you want to email your address I could mail a check . . . [masked]

      September 21, 2014

  • Mary-Ann N.

    I didn't think I'd still be asking, but I can't drive because of recent surgery. If anyone can stop by Sherman Oaks before the movie (or restaurant) I could use I lift.

    September 21, 2014

  • Eileen

    We actually already got our tickets online and are looking forward to the film. Thanks!

    August 17, 2014

  • Christina

    Ticket purchased. I look forward to meeting you all on the 27th! : ]

    August 15, 2014

  • Shelley S.

    In Orange County, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also having a free outdoor screening of "Sweet Charity" on Monday evening, August 4, 2014.

    July 9, 2014

    • Jono

      Thanks Shelly, the Monday evening aspect of that might make it a bit challenging for some of us Angelinos to drive down to Costa Mesa, but appreciate the tip regardless

      July 10, 2014

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