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    DAMES
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    FASHIONS OF 1934
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DAMES & FASHIONS OF 1934

Thursday, December 8

DAMES
12:30   4:00   7:30

FASHIONS OF 1934
2:20   5:50   9:20

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

DAMES

(1934, Ray Enright) Dick Powell croons “I Only Have Eyes For You” to Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell blackmails Babbittesque Guy Kibbee into backing that show, and the eye-popping Berkeley numbers keep coming, in WB’s first post-Code musical. 35mm print preserved by Library of Congress. Approx. 90 mins.
12:30, 4:00, 7:30

“Wondrous production numbers, which are all erotic fantasies…The title number, a balletic day in the life of a showgirl, gives rise to one of Berkeley’s greatest visual inventions, dancers in black arrayed against a white background to yield a flying wedge of pubic rapture—and a performer dressed in baby clothes. It suggests nothing less than ‘The Origin of the World.’”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Amply eye-filling! The black-and-white effects in the Dames number certainly are as striking as any ever filmed.”
– The New York Times

FASHIONS OF 1934

(1934, William Dieterle) William Powell crashes the Paris fashion world, with a blonde-wigged Bette Davis as his sketch artist partner. Topped by Berkeley’s “Spin a Little Web of Dreams” number. 35mm print preserved by Library of Congress. Approx. 80 mins.
2:20, 5:50, 9:20

“Color, flash, dash, class, girls and plenty of clothes.”
– Variety