Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Noir @The Egyptian

Last week I saw three films at the Film Noir Festival, American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. On Wednesday I met Yipsy and Lisa and saw "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" starring Barbara Stanwyck, Humphrey Bogart and Alexis Smith. Whoa! ! Muy dramatico!

On Friday, Larry and I had a quick dinner at Skooby's Dogs on Hollywood Blvd. and then saw a noir double-bill, "Journey Into Fear" and "The Bribe." The Egyptian Theater is sooooo beautiful. The ceiling is worth the price of admission. I do remember coming here as a child to see a matinee of "Ben Hur" with Charleton Heston. The most exciting part of that field trip for me was seeing Lucille Ball with Lucie and Desi, Jr. in the lobby during intermission!

Ornate Ceiling of the Egyptian Theater

Both noir movies on Friday night were chock full o' stars! The first one, with Joseph Cotten was good until the goofy ending! Orson Wells portrayed a Middle-Eastern police chief in this film and wore an extremely excellent tall hat! I snapped a photograph during the movie. Maybe I can re-create this in crochet!!!

Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles and other Mercury Players in "Journey Into Fear"

"The Bribe" showed Ava Gardner at her MOST gorgeous!! We know that most of both of these movies were filmed either in Hollywood or Culver City, but the production people of the day did an excellent job in both movies by transporting us to far-off and exotic locales.
The American Cinematheque provides all types of film programs. Do check out their schedule!

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At 10:32 PM PDT, Blogger Z said...

Do you like olden day movies? I do. I think it's the way they dressed back then that I really liked. So classy.

Anyway, we have an Egyptian museum out in San Jose. It's about an hour from San Fransisco. If you're ever in the area you might want to go see it. It's very educational if nothing else.

At 4:46 PM PDT, Blogger Natalie said...

What a fun night of noir.


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