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...
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]