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Follow Thru (1930) & Becky Sharp (1935)

November 1, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 10:20 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Archive Treasures: 50th Anniversary Celebration.”

Follow Thru (1930)
Directed by Laurence Schwab, Lloyd Corrigan

If you’ve ever wondered what a Broadway musical of the 1920s looked like in its original production, this is the film to see. Follow Thru assembles all of the songs (including “Button Up Your Overcoat”) and much of the original cast of its source play about love among golf enthusiasts. Bathed in the warmth of two-color Technicolor, the picture is a unique and delightful time capsule.

Production: Paramount Publix Corp. Distribution: Paramount Publix Corp. Producer: Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel. Director: Laurence Schwab, Lloyd Corrigan. Based on the musical play by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Laurence Schwab. Screenwriter: Laurence Schwab, Lloyd Corrigan. Cinematographer: Henry Gerrard, Charles P. Boyle. Editor: Alyson Shaffer. With: Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Zelma O’Neal, Jack Haley, Eugene Pallette.

35mm, color, 93 min.

Followed by:
Becky Sharp (1935)
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

The first feature photographed entirely in three-strip Technicolor, Becky Sharp represented a technological landmark in film history, and later, a greatly heralded restoration by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Chronicling the rise and fall of social-climbing Becky (Oscar-nominated Miriam Hopkins) in 19th-century Europe, the film took full advantage of expressive color, imbuing ballrooms and bedrooms (and glorious close-ups) with new life.

Production: Pioneer Pictures, Inc. Distribution: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Producer: Kenneth Macgowan. Director: Rouben Mamoulian. Based on the novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Screenwriter: Francis Edwards Faragoh. Cinematographer: Ray Rennahan. Production Design: Robert Edmond Jones. Editor: Archie F. Marshek. Composer: Roy Webb. With: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Alison Skipworth.

35mm, color, 85 min.

Preceded by:
Roy Smeck, “The Wizard of the String” in “His Pastimes”—Vitaphone #302 (1926)
This Vitaphone short presents popular solo tunes on Hawaiian guitar and ukulele.
Production: Vitaphone Corporation. Distribution: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. With: Roy Smeck.
35mm, b/w, 8 min.

The Ingenues: “The Band Beautiful”—Vitaphone #2573 (1928) An all-female band presents a rousing jazz medley, on the Vitaphone.
Production: Vitaphone Corporation. Distribution: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. With: The Ingenues. 35mm, b/w, 9 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


November 1, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:20 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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