Film Discussion Lunch: Early Hepburn / Stanwyck

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The Galway Arms

2442 N Clark St · Chicago, IL

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In the small room at the front of the main bar.

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Long before the Big Valleys and Golden Ponds, two legendary actresses had two very unique career patsh through Hollywood's Golden Age. In this Discussion Lunch, we'll be talking about the remarkable films that Katherine Hepburn and Barbara Stanwyck made when they started their roads to becoming movie icons. Some of the movies we'll be talking about include:

Stanwyck:
"Ladies of Leisure" (Frank Capra (!), 1930)
"Night Nurse" (William Wellman, 1931)
"The Purchase Price" (Wellman, 1932)
"Baby Face" (1933)
"Stella Dallas" (King Vidor, 1937)
"Golden Boy" (1939)
"Meet John Doe" (Capra, 1941)
"Ball of Fire" (Howard Hawks, 1941)

Hepburn:
"A Bill Of Divorcement" (George Cukor, 1932)
"Little Women" (Cukor, 1933)
"Alice Adams" (George Stevens, 1935)
"Sylvia Scarlett" (Cukor, 1936)
"Stage Door" (Gregory La Cava, 1937)
"Bringing Up Baby" (Howard Hawks, 1938)
"The Philadelphia Story" (Cukor, 1940)
"Woman of the Year" (Stevens, 1942)

But the conversation will be open to any other movies they made earlier in their careers (one or more indemnities could come up), as well as how they contrasted to both each other and the other actresses at the time. The lunch aims to be a fascinating exploration of a less-viewed part of their film legacies.