The Ann Dvorak Book Tour is Coming to Chicago!
At long last, the hotel and plane tickets are booked and everything is in place for a double dose of Ann Dvorak in Chicago this month!
First up will be the screening of a 35mm print of The Strange Love of Molly LouvainÂ at the Patio Theatre on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:30 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Chicago Film SocietyÂ and Park Ridge Classic Film SeriesÂ with the book sales generously sponsored by The Book Cellar. I’ll be giving a brief introduction to the film and Â will be on hand before and after to chat and sign books. I have never seenÂ Molly LouvainÂ on the big screen, so this would be a special treat even if I weren’t introducting it!
Next is a screening ofÂ ScarfaceÂ in the neighboring suburb of Park Ridge, which is part of theÂ Park RidgeÂ Classic Film Series at theÂ Park Ridge Public LibraryÂ and theÂ Pickwick Theatre. This will be the following night, Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 pm. Once again, I’ll be introducing the film and signing books before and after, courtesy of The Book Cellar. Honestly, I never thought I would find myself in a gorgeous deco theatre introducing Ann in her most famous role, so this should be quite thrilling.
These will be a couple of the few out of town appearances I will be doing this year, so stop on by if you can!
Very special thanks to Matthew C. Hoffman of the Park Ridge Classic Film Series and Kyle Westphal of the Northwest Chicago Film Society for making these two events happen.
See you soon Chicago!