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Sun, Jul 31, 2011

Art Deco Society Historic Talks
"The Rise of the Latin Lover" Lecture / THE GANG'S ALL HERE
Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

The Art Deco Society lecture series continues with "Rise of the Latin Lover" followed by a screening of the camp Technicolor musical THE GANG'S ALL HERE (1943) featuring the famous Carmen Miranda banana number! From the mid 1930s through WWII, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs brought images of Latin America to the average American to improve the relationships along our borders. This talk takes an enjoyable look at these images in film, fashion, animation and music, and is led by film and TV professional Veronica Gonzalez-Rubio and advertising professional B. Todi. For more information about the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles see

1943, 20th Century Fox, 103 min, USA, Dir: Busby Berkeley

Alice Faye may get top billing, but this insane Technicolor Busby Berkeley musical is most famous for the chorines holding up giant bananas while Carmen Miranda sings "Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat." As a bonus, Edward Everett Horton, one of Hollywood’s greatest “sissies,” is featured. High camp! Featuring Benny Goodman and the Benny Goodman orchestra.

"By the time Berkeley's chorus girls wave huge phallic bananas in rhythmic waves, you'll swear you're lost in a giant fruit cocktail."
- TV Guide

Peyton Potter: [inspecting lipstick on his handkerchief] Hmm... ketchup?
Mrs. Peyton Potter: No doubt. And from a Brazilian tomato.

Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 31, 2011 • 2:00pm

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