Friday, September 25, 2009

Mae West: In Middletown

The Garden State will host classic motion pictures from the 1930s starring MAE WEST, Cary Grant, and others.
• • Middletown Township Public Library, a busy book-lovers junction in leafy Monmouth County, will channel that Tinseltown vibe during October when they present "Friday Afternoon at the Movies — Coffee, Dessert, and a Cool Classic Comedy with Victor Zak." A veteran journalist and film critic, Zak will enlighten the audience with anecdotes about the actors, directors, writers, and studios that supplied polish and pizazz during Hollywood's glory days before each screening.
• • This exciting series will begin at 2:00 PM on Friday 9 October 2009 with "I'm No Angel" [1933] — — written by and starring Mae West, and featuring Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, and even one of Mae's monkeys.
• • Directed by Wesley Ruggles, this Paramount Pictures favorite was originally released with great fanfare on 6 October 1933 — — 76 years ago.
• • Screen classics shown next month will include "The Awful Truth" [1937] with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne; "Libeled Lady" [1936] starring Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, William Powell, and Myrna Loy: and Greta Garbo in "Ninotchka" [1939].
• • Journalist and film commentator Victor Zak is the former travel editor for Gannett newspapers in New Jersey.
• • HERE: Middletown Township Public Library [55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748]. The Main Branch is located just east of Route 35.
• • Take your questions directly to the library: 732-671-3700, ext. 333.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:
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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • "I'm No Angel" 1933 • •
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