Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!
What: DAMES/GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935@ The Aero Theatre, July 19@ 7:30 PM
When: July 19,[masked]:00 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
For all you fellow 1930's film fans... musical fans, and especially Busby Berkeley fans, join me on Sunday evening for a GREAT double feature at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The films are DAMES (1934) and THE GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935, both directed by Berkeley. I saw THE GOLD DIGGERS of 1933 last year at the cemetery and am looking forward to seeing 1935!
Depending on the number of us getting together, I might schedule a dinner before the movies. I'll post that info later this week.
While I don't think that this double feature will sell out, you never know. It happens often at the Aero, so please buy your tickets now. http://www.fandango.com/americancinemathequeattheaerotheatre_aacpd/theaterpage?date=7/19/2009 Film Summary: DAMES
, 1934, Warner Bros., 91 min. Dirs. Ray Enright & Busby Berkeley. Joan Blondell, Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler star in this Busby Berkeley extravaganza, which features terrific songs like "When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips and a Twinkle in Your Daddy's Eye" and the classic title track. Best of all is "I Only Have Eyes for You," a hallucinatory musical number in which Powell imagines that all of the women in New York have been transformed into Ruby Keeler--one of the best examples ever of choreographer Berkeley's obsession with multiples and symmetry. Trailer GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935
, 1935, Warner Bros., 95 min. Dir. Busby Berkeley. Following the success of GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933, Warners and director/choreographer/mad genius Busby Berkeley returned for this even more fabulous concoction starring Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou and Gloria Stuart, featuring some of the most jaw-droppingly lavish musical numbers ever conceived. Mrs. Prentiss (Alice Brady) has her heart set on her daughter (Stuart) falling for a millionaire snuffbox expert (Hugh Herbert), but she has eyes for a desk clerk (Powell) studying to be a doctor. If you?re a fan of Baz Luhrmann?s MOULIN ROUGE, then don?t miss this surreal masterpiece of over-the-top choreography and art direction! 1936 Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song ? "Lullaby of Broadway."
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/West-los-Angeles-film-fanatics-group/calendar/10875218/