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Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's. Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen. Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.
Celebrating 20th Century Fox's 80th Anniversary
The Famous Fox Musicals
With the beginning of “Talkies”, musicals became a major part of the motion picture history. They reached their peak from the 1930s through the 1950s. Each major studio had their own special type of musical: MGM had the musical extraganzas and operettas, Paramount had the contempory comedy with Crosby & Hope, Warner Bros. had the Busbey Berkeley productions, RKO had the Rogers & Astaire dance spectaculars, and Universial reigned supreme with the Deanna Durbin musical hits. 20th Century Fox had what we call the “girly musicals”. Each musical featured a bouncy vivacious blonde gal, with the exception of that Brazilian bombshell Carmen Miranda. Darryl F. Zanuck, head of the studio, had his “string of blondes”. To ensure that each new star would be a success, he would cast the latest discovery in a film starring the reigning blonde! Thus, Alice Faye co-starred with Shirley Temple. Betty Grable was put into a Faye film. June Harver starred with Grable in The Dolly Sisters (September 7th). Finally, Marilyn Monroe was cast in a June Harver film. Another success of the Fox Musical is Technicolor! Fox was the first studio to profusely use Technicolor in both musicals and adventure films. By 1942, Fox was the second most successful studio, only behind the giant MGM. We invite you to see some of the most popular Fox musicals – the musicals that made Fox the great studio that is still is!
Wednesday, July 13
1940, 127 min
Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Edward Arnold, Warren William
Sun Valley Serenade
Wednesday, July 27
1941, 86 min
Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle with Glenn Miller & his orchestra
Hello, Frisco, Hello
Wednesday, Aug 10
1943, 98 min
Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, June Havoc, Lynn Bari
Irish Eyes are Smiling
Wednesday, Aug 24
1944, 90 min
June Harver, Dick Haymes, Monty Woolley, Anthony Quinn
The Dolly Sisters
Wednesday, Sept 7
1945, 114 min
Betty Grable, John Payne, June Harver, S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Reginald Gardiner
With a Song in My Heart
Wednesday, Sept 21
1952, 117 min
Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter
from The Dolly Sisters