Wednesday, August 1
Introduced by Film Forum Repertory Program Director Bruce Goldstein
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1928, King Vidor) Marion Davies’ movie diva Patricia Pepoire, née just plain Peggy Pepper, aided by pal William Haines, sends up real-life rival Gloria Swanson, in Vidor’s hilarious inside-Hollywood comedy, featuring cameos by the greatest movie stars of the 20s, including a memorable encounter with a clean-shaven Charlie Chaplin. 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 82 min.
“Light and deft and charming.”
– Pauline Kael
“AN ESSENTIAL FILM. A delightfully meta behind-the-silver-screen romp… Marion Davies was a brilliant comic talent.”
– Matthew Thrift, BFI