Midwestern tomboy Carole Lombard (1908-1942) came to Hollywood, and with her stunning beauty, sophisticated wit and personal warmth, became the queen of comedy's golden 1930s, before dying in a plane crash while on a war bond drive. Reflecting Lombard's personality, her characters were smart-mouthed, independent-minded women who took no guff from men or stuffy institutions.
The series will feature a 35mm print of the long-unavailable anti-Nazi masterpiece To Be or Not to Be (inspiration for Mel Brooks' The Producers), which premiered after Lombard's death, as she was being eulogized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Other Films in this Series
Thu Jul 12
Thu Jul 26
My Man Godfrey
Thu Aug 2
Thu Aug 9
Thu Aug 16
To Be or Not to Be
Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.
A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $9 (cash/check only).