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New Meetup: DAMES/GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935@ The Aero Theatre, July 19@ 7:30 PM

From: user 3.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:33 AM
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.

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."

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