3rd THURSDAYS @ 3:30: Florence: City of Art. Florence is home to great art patrons including the Medici, Tornabuoni and Strozzi families. Professor Thomas Germano discusses the art, architecture and history of this Renaissance city. 3:30 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: Grace Kelly. More than 30 years after her death, Grace Kelly remains the ultimate portrait of a lady. But did her private life belie the public image? What are the facts behind her tragic accident? During this illustrated presentation with Hutton House lecturer Marilyn Carminio, we will examine Grace’s legacy to American film culture and her enduring contribution to Monaco. 12:10 p.m.
TOD BROWNING DOUBLE FEATURE: Two silent rarities by the Edgar Allan Poe of silent cinema. In The Blackbird (1925-86 min.), Limehouse criminal Dan Tate (Lon Chaney, Sr.) lives a double life, as a feared underworld figure The Blackbird, and as his imaginary brother, the Bishop, a crippled preacher who runs the local mission. Director Tod Browning scripted with Waldemar Young. The Show (1927-76 min.), takes place in the Palace of Illusions, a carnival show featuring the exotic dancer Salome (Renee Adoree), and sideshow barker Cock Robin (John Gilbert), the philandering cad whom she adores. When jealous hoodlum The Greek (Lionel Barrymore) makes an attempt on his rival’s life, Cock Robin must go into hiding. Waldemar Young again scripted, from a novel by Charles Tenney Jackson. Both films are silent with music score. 1:30 p.m.