Wednesday, May 25, 2016

When Beggars of Life came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Beggars of Life is the opening night presentation at this year's San Francisco Silent Film Festival! The acclaimed 1928 Louise Brooks film, directed by Oscar winner William Wellman and starring future Oscar winner Wallace Beery, will be shown on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco. The film will be shown with live musical accompaniment by the acclaimed Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. More information, including ticket availability, may be found at HERE.

Check out this fabulous page of movie advertisements from a late, 1920s Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper. The description of Beggars of Life is especially intriguing. It reads "A startlingly different kind of sound and voice drama . . . . the story of love-starved, romance-hungry men . . . and a girl, their prey . . . written by the exiled literary genius, Jim Tully."

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