Monday at the Movies Cinema Chat: Trouble in Paradise (Online Event)
The Art Deco Society of New York’s new series, Mondays at the Movies Cinema Chat, transports you back to the 1930s, when Americans found relief from the stress of everyday life by escaping into Hollywood’s glamorous dream worlds. In these unique events, experts in the golden age of cinema will screen and discuss wonderful 1930s and 40s escapist fantasies with ADSNY’s audience.
Register today to join us for our premiere event on Monday, May 11, when co-authors of Screen Deco: A Celebration of High Style in Hollywood, Howard Mandelbaum and Eric Myers, screen and discuss one of the most stylish and elegant early 1930s romantic comedies, Trouble in Paradise. As you watch Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 visual delight, you will revel in its witty dialogue, lavish fashions, and what film historian Theodor Huff called “the last word in Modernistic décor.” The over-the-top Art Deco home of wealthy Parisienne Kay Francis, where much of the action is set, is a visual feast for Deco enthusiasts!
Mandelbaum and Myers will lead us through Trouble in Paradise’s saucy premise, where partners-in-crime, Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins, set out to fleece Francis of her jewels and her millions––until that annoying affliction called love threatens to get in the way. Our speakers will also discuss how this film showcases Director Lubitsch’s mastery of sexual innuendo and subtle interplay that came to be known as “the Lubitsch touch.”
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