“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Obama / Harper Lee Connection…

Posted on April 2, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   President Barack Obama has taped a brief introduction for a special television presentation of To Kill a Mockingbird on the USA Network. A digital version of this iconic motion picture will air this Saturday as part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the creation of this fine cinematic work.

   In 1995, the motion picture was listed in the National Film Registry. It also ranks 25th on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest American movies of all time. In 2003, AFI named Atticus Finch the greatest celluloid hero of the 20th Century. Gregory Peck won his only Oscar for his role as Finch.

   Harper Lee has issued a rare public statement expressing her personal gratitude over the president’s personal gesture. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author from her home in Monroe, Alabama stated she was deeply honored by President Obama’s enduring love for her scripted words. The White House plans their own private screening this evening.

  

   Atticus, Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Dill will come to life for a new generation of viewers to enjoy. Check your local listings for the exact time this Saturday.

   And, if you live in the Southern California area, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the digitally restored version of To Kill a Mockingbird at their theatre on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:15p. It’s located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The general public can purchase tickets at oscars.org for just $5.

Until next time>                                “never forget”

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