Manny P. here…
The 7th annual LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF) will be showing the Rudyard Kipling classic – Captain’s Courageous – twice next weekend at the Warner Grand Theatre, located at 478 W. 6th St. in San Pedro. Thursday’s 10am airing of this timeless motion picture is for school children. Saturday’s screening at noon will be open to the public. The movie stars Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Melvyn Douglas, and two actors featured in Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History: Lionel Barrymore and John Carradine.
I’ll be on hand at both FREE screenings to talk about the movie, and the actors in my paperback. I’ll also be signing my new book as part of the festivities at the Warner Grand, and at William’s Book Store, 443 W. 6th St, San Pedro, at a time (to be determined) during the Festival.
The LA Harbor International Film Festival is a four-day event from April 29th-May 2nd, and will include appearances by Golden Globe winner Nancy Kwan and James Shigeta at the evening Hollywood Nostalgia Tribute & Gala on May 1st, which will include the red carpet-style gala, and an airing of the Oscar-nominated musical Flower Drum Song.
Also appearing at the Festival will be Producer Marsha Hunt, with a rare airing of her television production of A Call From The Stars. This special documentary features Paul Newman, David Niven, Bing Crosby, Steve Allen, Joanne Woodward, Jean Simmons, and Spring Byington. The special aired in 1960 on KCOP in observance of United Nations World Refugee Day. Ms. Hunt will also be there to autograph her book: The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930’s and ’40’s, And Our World Since Then (after the program). A former actress, Hunt was up for the role of Melanie in Gone With The Wind. The part eventually went to Olivia de Havilland.
For a complete listing of activities at the Festival, go to:
Ticket information for the Warner Grand Theatre, please visit:
William’s Book Store or www.warnergrand.org
More to come about next week’s fabulous 7th annual LA Harbor International Film Festival (April 29th-May 2nd) !!
(The LAHIFF is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations tax-deductible to extent the law allows)
Until next time> “never forget”