Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Sat, Feb 11, 2012

Art Deco Society Historic Talks 2012
Art Deco Society Lecture & Screening!
Felonious Flappers: Bad Girls of the Art Deco Era / LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT
Co-Presented by Art Deco Society Los Angeles

What motivates a woman to become a criminal? Crime writer Raymond Chandler speculated that a local weather phenomenon could cause a woman to contemplate murder: "There was a desert wind blowing that night…On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks." Whether it’s the climate, their greed, or that they’re just plain evil, curvy killers have always been a part of the fabric of Los Angeles. Social historian and writer Joan Renner presents an illustrated lecture exploring the lives and crimes of some of the baddest girls in Art Deco-era L.A., from actress and writer Dorothy Mackaye to the ironically named Helen Love.

Followed by a rare theatrical screening of the pre-code "lady criminal film" LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT starring Barbara Stanwyck.
1933, Warner Bros., 69 min, USA, Dir: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley

Barbara Stanwyck stars as Nan Taylor, a tough dame busted for bank robbery and sentenced to San Quentin. Barbara Stanwyck shares the screen with Lillian Roth, Preston Foster, and Lyle Talbot. The film features outstanding period music – a mixture of classic blues and jazz tunes. Ladies They Talk About is a 1933 pre-code women in prison film based upon a play by actress, writer, and real life San Quentin inmate, Dorothy Mackaye. "I'm not 'fraid of nobody in this jail. I'm doin' life and that's all I got."

Digital format.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Feb 11, 2012 • 2:00pm

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