I usually scour the schedules of a few places in the city looking for classic film screenings to attend, my theaters of choice are The Film Society at Lincoln Center, Film Forum, the Museum of Modern Art and Symphony Space (in the summer). During my search last week I saw that the Film Society at Lincoln Center was having a 'An Evening with Jane Powell', presented by TCM. It was going to contain a discussion with Ms. Powell, a classic movie poster exhibit and a screening of, Two Weeks with Love, which was selected by Jane Powell herself! I immediately purchased a ticket and began to look forward to the event. I had been lucky enough to attend an event somewhat similar to this last year at Lincoln Center, when I saw a number of Stanley Donen's films while he was in attendance and complete with a discussion/interview and Q&A (you can read about it here, here, and here), so I knew that the Film Society knew how to do it up right.
Here are some other pictures from the reception:
|One of the beautiful posters|
|I couldn't get a great picture of Mr. Osborne, it was just so great to see him out and about, I've missed him on TCM!|
|The presentation started with a little introduction about the event and about the gentleman who's poster collection was on display, Mike Kaplan. Mike then came up and spoke about his love for Jane Powell and unveiled 3 stunning posters that he had recently acquired. Two of them were from Jane Powell movies and the 3rd was a movie starring Dickie Moore. Mike talked about the three posters and how posters for movies today don't have the same artistic flare, instead they're governed by legalities. He also talked about the use of color, especially in regards to the poster for Two Weeks with Love. Here are the posters he unveiled:|
|Swedish Poster for Two Weeks with Love|
|Italian Poster for Luxury Liner|
|Lovely poster for Star Witness starring Dickie Moore|
|Unfortunately that woman's head got in the way :-/|
|It kinda looks like Dickie Moore is looking right at me!|
|Right after this pic, Dickie gave Jane a little peck on the cheek, it was adorable. Too many photographers!|
I also had the opportunity to talk to some other classic film fans, one man was there who collects clothing from classic films and had a photograph for Jane to sign where she was wearing one of the dresses he has in his collection. I lent another fan my Sharpie so she could get a photograph signed. And! it turned out that Marge Champion was also in attendance, which is always cool. I didn't expect any of this and can't believe so much happened BEFORE the movie even started.
This has turned into a very long and picture heavy post. I think I'll end it here for now and put up another post a little later with info about the interview before the film and my thoughts on the film 'Two Weeks with Love.' Thanks to the Film Society at Lincoln Center for providing amazing events like this and as always a very special thanks to TCM for everything that it does!