It'll be a wild night. It's great chance to see two of Preston Sturges' finest films on the big screen in 35mm. "The Lady Eve" and "Sullivan's Travels" (both Paramount releases from 1941) play Thursday, August 15th at 7:30 pm.
Photos of Los Angeles.
The Egyptian's web page for the August 15 screening talks about "Eve": "Henry Fonda is dim-witted ale heir "Hopsy" Pike ('Snakes are my life');
Barbara Stanwyck is Eve, cardsharp and con artist par excellence. Can
this relationship work? Savage but never mean-spirited, this is Sturges
at his best, blending violent slapstick, zesty dialogue and genuine
romance into a peerless masterwork. With Charles Coburn, William
Demarest, Eugene Pallette and Eric Blore."
The Egyptian's notes on "Sullivan's Travels": "Director Preston Sturges’ most acclaimed comedy is something like a
social-realist movie with a wicked sense of humor. Successful Hollywood
director Joel McCrea grows weary of making 'entertainment pictures' and
decides to hit the road disguised as a hobo to research his first 'serious' film. A roller-coaster of mishaps and coincidences lands him
on a chain gang, as well as in the arms of lovely Veronica Lake, before
he learns what audiences crave the most."
See the Egyptian Theatre events page information on other upcoming events.
And see our web pages on the Egyptian Theatre and the long-gone Paramount (former Grauman's Metropolitan) for photos and data about those theatres.