“Hooray for Hollywood?”
Starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson. Paramount. 1950. Director: Billy Wilder. 110 mins.
Mysterious Doctor Satan
Chapter 1 “Return of the Copperhead.”
- Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, September 9, 2011
Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor
About this Event: Hollywood often looked at itself in movies, starting in the silent era, but none are as revealing or as riveting as this one, written by the talented team of director Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Swanson appears in a thinly-veiled story of her own career—or does she?—in an Academy Award-nominated performance as an aging movie queen whose great days have passed her by. Or so she thinks until struggling screenwriter Holden takes refuge in her decaying Hollywood mansion. The then active and successful director Cecil B. DeMille nearly steals the show in a cameo role playing himself.
Admission is free
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