THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE & MY GAL SAL
Tuesday, November 27
THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE
(1941, Raoul Walsh) James Cagney joins the spinning heads as the eponymous Rita Hayworth wafts by… but is he overlooking in-your-face “New Woman” Olivia de Havilland? Only time to heat Hayworth’s actual (undubbed) singing voice amid a non-stop score of c.1900 song hits. 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 97 min.
MY GAL SAL
(1942, Irving Cummings) in Gay 90s NYC, Hoosier songwriter Paul Dresser (Victor Mature) is inspired by ravishing musical star Rita Hayworth to write a smash hit of the title. Based on a memoir by Dresser’s brother, Theodore Dreiser. 35mm. Approx. 103 min.