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The Skirball Cultural Center has established itself as one of the world’s most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions, and among the leading cultural venues in Los Angeles. Its mission is to explore the connections between Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It seeks to inspire people of every ethnic identity in American life.
Democracy Matters is an ongoing series of exhibits, tours, and panel discussions. A companion series of classic movies will be presented for FREE. The screenings are on a couple of Tuesdays at 1:30p.
12 ANGRY MEN INHERIT THE WIND
~ 12 ANGRY MEN (January 8th) - A compelling drama directed by Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men highlights the importance of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. It features an all-star cast, including Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley, and Jack Klugman, who died last month.
~ INHERIT THE WIND (February 12th) – In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday, catch a free matinee of this acclaimed drama based on the famous John T. Scopes trial. The strength of the Constitution is examined in this Stanley Kramer production, which starred Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Frederic March, Claude Akins, Florence Eldridge, and Dick York. Tracy received an Oscar nomination for his performance.
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Patti Page was one of the early crossover country singers. Her pop hits included (How Much is That) Doggie in the Window, Old Cape Cod, Mockin’ Bird Hill, Allegheny Moon, and Tennessee Waltz, her signature tune. Page also sang the title track to Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.
Page was quite memorable in a few motion pictures, including Elmer Gantry and Boy’s Night Out. By all accounts (from actors such as Burt Lancaster, Tony Randall, and James Garner), Patti was a joy to work with. Nice and accomodating were adjectives used to describe the songstress. She became the first singer to have a television slot on all three major networks, including The Patti Page Show on ABC.
Patti Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997. She’ll be posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, a much deserved accolade planned before her passing. PATTI PAGE
Patti Page was 85.
Until next time> “never forget”