Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Dec 15, 2012
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Booksigning & Illustrated Talk!
Co-presented with Larry Edmunds Bookshop & the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Program begins with a slide show from authors Lisa Mitchell and Bruce Torrence (the grandson of Charles E. Toberman, the developer of the Egyptian Theatre!), who will sign their book The Hollywood Canteen: Where the Greatest Generation Danced With the Most Beautiful Girls in the World in the Egyptian lobby between the lecture and the film.

1944, Warner Bros., 124 min, USA, Dir: Delmer Daves

Some of Warners’ biggest stars turn out to do their part for the war effort in this delightful romantic comedy inspired by the nightspot created to entertain servicemen during WWII. Robert Hutton plays a GI on leave in L.A. for a week with a fellow soldier; when he becomes the club’s millionth customer, he wins a date with the actress of his dreams, Joan Leslie. The Andrews Sisters, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra and Roy Rogers (with Trigger in tow) are among the musical performers, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown and Eddie Cantor supply comic relief, and an army of movie greats like Bette Davis and John Garfield (who together founded the real-life Hollywood Canteen) play themselves. They really don’t make ‘em like this anymore!

Screening format: Digital
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Dec 15, 2012 • 2:00pm
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