Virtual Book Talk

On Sunday, January 23, I’ll be Zooming with award-winning author Gwen Strauss, director of Dora Maar House—the writing residency where the book got its start. I hope you’ll join us for an hour of conversation and Soundies.

January 23, 2022
11 a.m. Eastern
5 p.m. in France
 

Film Forum Feb. 10, 2022

SOUNDIES: AMERICA FOR A DIME presented by Susan Delson

GOT A PENNY, BENNY (1946). MARK CANTOR ARCHIVE
GOT A PENNY, BENNY (1946). MARK CANTOR ARCHIVE

For friends in the New York area, on Thursday, February 10, I’ll be at Film Forum with a program pulled from the full Soundies catalog—part of the series “NYC’s Movie Renaissance 1945-1955.” On screen: Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, among others, along with a teenage Doris Day and a very young Liberace. 6:50 p.m.

 

This program, including many shorts recently restored by the Library of Congress, focuses on the Black-cast Soundies filmed at the old Edison studios in the Bronx, with such artists as Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Dorothy Dandridge, Fats Waller, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, along with Soundies starring Doris Day, Liberace, and many others.

Thursday, Feb. 10 6:50pm

$9.00 Member
$15.00 Regular

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Film Forum

209 West Houston St. west of 6th Ave.
Map and Directions
Box Office: 212-727-8110
Part of the series NYC’S MOVIE RENAISSANCE 1945 – 1955
Special thanks to Mike Mashon of the Library of Congress and Bret Wood of Kino Lorber.