Every other Wednesday
Doors open @ 6:30
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students, Free/museum member.
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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.
January - March, 2014
All Singing...All Dancing...All Technicolor
Musical motion pictures are a true American art form and unique to American films. Yes, other countries produced musical films, but they were mere imitations of the American genre. Hollywood first made silent versions of famed Broadway shows such as Rose Marie, Show Boat, and The Student Prince, and so when talkies came in, the true musical film was born. Over night studios were turning out …”all talking all singing, all dancing” movies. New stars and new careers were made overnight. But by 1932 musicals had become box-office poison. Then in 1933, Warner Bros. produced 42nd Street and the musical was re-born and the rest is film history. Some opera stars and Broadway musical stars tried their luck in Hollywood, but they never quite made it. Hollywood created their own musical stars and they became world famous. Names such as Jeanette MacDonald, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Nelson Eddy, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, and Betty Grable became household names. The first three-color Technicolor film was The Dancing Pirate, a now-forgotten film. In 1938, Sweethearts was MGM’s first Technicolor film project. By the middle of the 1940s, almost all musicals were made in color, which doubled the cost of production over films shot in standard black and white. We have chosen some of the biggest stars of the genre, in one of their best or most-famous films. We hope you enjoy your trip back to the wonderful world of Technicolor make believe musicals.
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Wednesday, January 15
Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders
Can't Help Singing
Cancelled Due to Weather
Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff
The Dolly Sisters
Wednesday, February 12
Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall
Thrill of Romance
Wednesday, February 26
Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Spring Byington, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra and introducing Lauritz Melchior
The Harvey Girls
Wednesday, March 12
Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury, Ray Bolger, Marjorie Main, Virginia O’Brien, Cyd Charisse, Kenny Baker
The Barkleys of Broadway
Wednesday, March 26
Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Billie Burke, Oscar Levant
Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls
On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, March 12