'My Man Godfrey' (1936) and 'The Half Naked Truth' (1932)
Friday, November 8, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Our Man Gregory La Cava
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Tickets: $10 online; $9 General Admission; $8 non-UCLA students, Seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required); free for UCLA students (ID required).
'My Man Godfrey' (1936) Director Gregory La Cava’s comic masterpiece entertains with a subtle social message about the contrasting worlds of the rich--represented here by an eccentric family populated with brilliant character actors--and the poor. William Powell is outstanding as Godfrey Smith, a WWI veteran found living in a dump and hired by a flighty but sympathetic socialite (Carole Lombard) to be the family butler. Godfrey soon establishes himself as the wisest member of a nutty household. 35mm, b/w, 94 min.
'The Half Naked Truth' (1932) Directed by Gregory La Cava. A trio of carnival troupers with eyes for the big time storm Broadway on a whirl of midway ballyhoo in director Gregory La Cava’s racy satire of the modern publicity biz and the suckers who fall for it. Lee Tracy’s press agent transforms Lupe Velez’ hootchy dancer into “the Princess Exotica” and lands her name in lights with Eugene Pallette’s long-suffering assistant grumbling all the way. 16mm, b/w, 77 min.