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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, May 6, 2011
7:30pm

LOVELY TUMULT: A TRIBUTE TO ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Elizabeth Taylor Double Feature!
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF / THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

All ticket buyers eligible to enter a drawing for a free DVD box set of Elizabeth Taylor classics. Special thanks to Warner Home Video for this giveaway!

Present your Egyptian Theatre ticket stub at The Hollywood Museum for $2 off your museum admission to see an exhibit of costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor! Exhibit details here.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
1958, Warner Bros., 108 min, USA, Dir: Richard Brooks

Tennessee Williams’ controversial play had to be somewhat sanitized for Hollywood, but what director Richard Brooks loses in frank sexual dialogue, he gains in Elizabeth Taylor’s sultry performance as a frustrated wife. Paul Newman plays her impotent husband, and their troubled marriage serves as the focal point for a gallery of gleefully appalling supporting characters, including Burl Ives as the family’s power-and-money-wielding patriarch, Big Daddy.


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
1967, Sony Repertory, 122 min, USA, Italy, Dir: Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli's first feature as a director and initial foray into Shakespeare serves as a vehicle for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, whose talents (and offscreen passion) are perfectly suited to the bard's tale of sexual rivalry. Nino Rota's superb score and Oswald Morris' lush cinematography add to the sense of sweeping romantic spectacle.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, May 6, 2011 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, May 5, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Sat, May 7, 2011 - 7:30pm
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George Segal & Haskell Wexler In Person!
Wed, May 11, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Sun, May 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
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