Thursday, March 10, 2016

It Girls, Flappers, Jazz Babies & Vamps

File this under not to be missed: Film Forum in New York City is about to launch "It Girls, Flappers, Jazz Babies & Vamps," a two week, thirty-one film series featuring sex symbols of the Twenties and early Thirties. Along with a 35mm presentation of Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box (with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterneron on March 19th), the series features Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Miriam Hopkins, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck and others. "It Girls, Flappers, Jazz Babies & Vamps" runs Friday, March 11 through Thursday, March 24.


The festival was programmed by Bruce Goldstein, the hea dof Film Forum, and is presented in association with the Library of Congress. Here is the line-up of films.

MARCH 11 FRI (DOUBLE FEATURE)
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932, Ernst Lubitsch) 35mm
Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall
2:15, 5:45, 9:30

GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (1931, George Cukor) 35mm
Kay Frances, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman
12:30, 4:00

MARCH 11 FRI (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
MANTRAP (1926, Victor Fleming) Restored 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive
Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Percy Marmont
7:30 ONLY*
*Introduced by Clara Bow biographer David Stenn, Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

MARCH 12 SAT (DOUBLE FEATURE)
TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932, Ernst Lubitsch) 35mm
Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall
12:30, 4:00, 9:30

GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (1931, George Cukor) 35mm
Kay Frances, Lilyan Tashman, Joel McCrea
2:15

MARCH 12 SAT (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
SO THIS IS PARIS (1926, Ernst Lubitsch) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman, Monte Blue, André Beranger
5:50 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

MARCH 12 SAT (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
CALL HER SAVAGE (1932, John Francis Dillon) Restored 35mm print courtesy Museum of Modern Art
Clara Bow, Thelma Todd, Gilbert Roland
7:30*
*Introduced by Bow biographer David Stenn

MARCH 13 SUN (DOUBLE FEATURE)
THE BLUE ANGEL (1929, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm. In German with English subtitles
Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings
3:10, 7:20

A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS (1928, Clarence Brown) 35mm. Silent, with original synchronized musical score
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert
1:00, 5:20

MARCH 14 MON (DOUBLE FEATURE)
"GET INTO OUR SHORTS" co-presented by The Vitaphone Project
2:20, 6:00
Introduced by Ron Hutchinson

FOLLOW THRU (1930, Laurence Schwab & Lloyd Corrigan) 35mm print, preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive
Nancy Carroll, Zelma O'Neal, Jack Haley, Charles "Buddy" Rogers
12:30, 4:10

MARCH 14 MON (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
THE PATSY (1928, King Vidor) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Marion Davies, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray
8:10 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

MARCH 15 TUE (DOUBLE FEATURE)
THE BARKER (1928, George Fitzmaurice) 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive
Dorothy Mackaill, Betty Compson, Milton Sills
12:30, 3:35, 6:40

SAFE IN HELL (1931, William Wellman) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook
2:10, 5:15, 8:20*
*Introduced by David Noh

MARCH 16 WED (DOUBLE FEATURE)
OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS (1928, Harry Beaumont) 35mm. Silent, with original musical soundtrack
Joan Crawford, Dorothy Sebastian, Anita Page, Johnny Mack Brown
2:45, 6:45

MADAM SATAN (1930, Cecil B. DeMille) 35mm
Kay Johnson, Lillian Roth, Reginald Denny
12:30, 4:30, 9:00

MARCH 16 WED (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
JOAN CRAWFORD'S PRIVATE HOME MOVIES - PART I
6:45 (precedes Our Dancing Daughters)
Introduced by Casey LaLonde

MARCH 17 THU (DOUBLE FEATURE)
POSSESSED (1931, Clarence Brown) 35mm
Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford
12:30, 3:45, 7:00

OUR MODERN MAIDENS (1929, Jack Conway) 35mm. Silent, with music score
Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
2:10, 5:20, 9:15

MARCH 17 THU (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
JOAN CRAWFORD'S PRIVATE HOME MOVIES - PART II - WORLD PREMIERE!
7:00 (precedes Possessed)
Introduced by Casey LaLonde

MARCH 18 FRI (DOUBLE FEATURE)
BLONDE VENUS (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm
Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall
12:30, 4:10, 9:30

SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm
Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, Clive Brook
2:30, 7:50

MARCH 18 FRI (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
IT (1927, Clarence Badger) 35mm
Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, Gary Cooper
6:10 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

MARCH 19 SAT (DOUBLE FEATURE)
BABY FACE (1933, Alfred E. Green) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Barbara Stanwyck, Theresa Harris, George Brent
2:20*, 5:45*, 9:50
*Introduced by Bruce Goldstein

RED-HEADED WOMAN (1932, Jack Conway) 35mm
Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone
12:30, 4:00

MARCH 19 SAT (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
PANDORA'S BOX (1929, G.W. Pabst) 35mm
Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francs Lederer
7:20 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner





MARCH 20 SUN (DOUBLE FEATURE)
GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (1933, Mervyn LeRoy) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers, Warren William, Ruby Keller, Dick Powell
3:20, 7:30

DAMES (1934, Ray Enright) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick, Powell
1:30, 9:30

MARCH 20 SUN (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
PICCADILLY (1929, E.A. Dupont) 35mm
Anna May Wong, Gilda Gray, Cyril Ritchard
5:20 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

MARCH 21 MON (DOUBLE FEATURE)
CHICAGO (1927, Frank Urson & Cecil B. DeMille) DCP
Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi
2:20, 6:30*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner at 6:30 show (Soundtrack at 2:20)

WHY BE GOOD? (1929, William A. Seiter) DCP.
Silent with original musical score.
Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton
12:30, 4:40, 8:50

MARCH 22 TUES (DOUBLE FEATURE)
GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (1933, Mervyn LeRoy) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers, Warren William, Ruby Keller, Dick Powell
2:20

DAMES (1934, Ray Enright) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell
12:30, 4:20

MARCH 22 TUES (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
SYNTHETIC SIN (1929, William A. Seiter) DCP
Colleen Moore, Antonio Moreno
6:15 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner - with original Vitaphone soundtrack for final reel only. Introduced by Joseph Yranski.

MARCH 23 WED (DOUBLE FEATURE)
CHICAGO (1927, Frank Urson & Cecil B. DeMille) DCP
Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi
2:20

WHY BE GOOD? (1929, William A. Seiter) DCP.
Silent with original musical score
Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton
12:30, 4:40

MARCH 23 WED (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
SADIE THOMPSON (1928, Raoul Walsh) 35mm
Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore
6:30 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

MARCH 23 WED (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
CALL HER SAVAGE (1932, John Francis Dillon) Restored 35mm print courtesy Museum of Modern Art
Clara Bow, Glibert Roland
8:30

MARCH 24 THU (DOUBLE FEATURE)
LOOSE ANKLES (1930, Ted Wilde) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
12:30, 3:20, 7:40*
*Introduced by Mike Mashon of the Library of Congress

EMPLOYEE'S ENTRANCE (1933, Roy Del Ruth) 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress
Loretta Young, Warren William, Alice White, Wallace Ford
1:50*, 4:40, 9:00*
*Introduced by Bruce Goldstein

MARCH 24 THU (SEPARATE ADMISSION)
GET YOUR MAN & Silk Lingerie (1927, Dorothy Arzner) 35mm prints courtesy Library of Congress
Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers
6:10 ONLY*
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner. Introduced by Mike Mashon of the Library of Congress

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