Posted by vp19 on 2015.10.07 at 19:55
Current mood: excited
What’s that subject line of his referring to, you ask? Well, here’s the answer. Carole Lombard’s comic masterpiece “My Man Godfrey” will be shown at 2 p.m. Monday at the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library in suburban Chicago as part of the library’s “Hometowns to Hollywood” series. (The house above, at 704 Rockhill Street in Fort Wayne, is where Jane Alice Peters, the future Lombard, was born on Oct. 6, 1908.)
The presenter is film historian Annette Bochenek, who knows of what she speaks when the topic is Lombard; she does a blog, “Hometowns to Hillywood,” and in August 2013 profiled Carole and Fort Wayne (https://home2hollywood.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/carole-lombard/). In fact, last month Bochenek introduced another screwball classic, “Theodora Goes Wild,” with host Ben Mankiewicz on Turner Classic Movies.
When not researching films, she teaches English and film studies at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Ill., where she wrote a piece for the school paper earlier this year about her classic cinematic passion (http://crown.rdhs.org/2015/03/29/be-our-guest-march-issue-annette-bochenek/).
While you don’t need a library card to attend the event, you do need to register — and as good as “Godfrey” is watching alone on a small screen, it’s infinitely more fun when you watch with an audience and enjoy the jokes as a group. To find out how to register and learn more about the event, visithttp://www.ahml.info/content/ap-classic-movie-series-0.