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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, May 21, 2016

Art Deco Society Illustrated Lectures 2016
Saving Radio City Music Hall & COVER GIRL

We'll be in a New York state of mind when we welcome author Rosie Novellino-Mearns to Hollywood for a talk on her fight to save the iconic Radio City Music Hall from demolition! She was a dancer there at the time the opulent Art Deco movie palace was on the development hit list. Her emotional story is told in her book Saving Radio City Music Hall: A Dancer's Story. Larry Edmunds Book Shop will sell books at the event and Rosie will sign them.

We're pleased to welcome an additional guest, COVER GIRL dancer Miriam Nelson. A Chicago native, she went to New York to study tap, eventually appearing on Broadway before moving to Hollywood, where she signed an acting-dancing contract with Paramount, appearing in such films as HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO. Working alongside the studio's dance director, Nelson began a career that soon made her one of Hollywood's busiest TV and film choreographers.

Read more about the restoration of COVER GIRL.

Author Rosie Novellino-Mearns will appear for a book signing and illustrated presentation. COVER GIRL dancer Miriam Nelson and Patricia Ward Kelly will join Randy Haberkamp to speak briefly before the feature film.
Newly Restored DCP!

1944, Sony Repertory, 107 min, USA, Dir: Charles Vidor

Rita Hayworth is a popular hoofer at Gene Kelly’s Brooklyn nightclub, but has always dreamed of stardom on Broadway; opportunity knocks when a rich publisher who’d been in love with her grandmother makes her a magazine cover girl – but will she turn her back on her old friends? With gorgeous Technicolor cinematography, terrific dance numbers and comic relief from Phil Silvers and Eve Arden, COVER GIRL is nonstop entertainment, and propelled Hayworth and Kelly to stardom. Originally opened at Radio City Music Hall during Easter week, 1944.

Photo: Dave Mills | Film screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, May 21, 2016 • 2:00pm

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