June 13, 2016
Doors at 6:00 pm
Film at 7:00 pm
(not including fees)
STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series - Chicago (1927) at The Paramount Theatre on Monday June 13, 2016. Sign up to receive emails about upcoming Silent Movie Mondays here!
Sexy, jazz-loving and dressed to kill, Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver) has a doting, handsome husband in Victor Varconi; not to mention a gold-digging affair on the side with Eugene Pallette, who pays and pays, eventually with his life. Put on trial for murder, Roxie secures lawyer Billy Flynn, equal part mob "mouthpiece" and publicity agent. When Roxie hits the headlines, the courtroom theatrics begin. Frank Urson signed CHICAGO as director, although it is substantially the work of Cecil B. DeMille and his A-list technical staff that brought this story & play to film from the 1926 hit Broadway play by Maurine Watkins. The screenplay is by Lenore J. Coffee. The 1927 CHICAGO was long believed a lost film, but a perfect print survived in Cecil B. DeMille's private collection. It was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in 2006. CHICAGO was developed into a long-running award winning Broadway musical and film.
Pre-film songs performed by Taryn Darr who played Roxie in the Village Theatre production of CHICAGO.
CineClub will follow the film in the Paramount Lobby bar, hosted by local filmmaker Janice Findlay.
THE FLAPPER ERA
Fun and frolic are in store when leading ladies from the Flapper Era and Jazz Age strut their stuff on the screen. With bobbed hair and short skirts, the brash and brave Flappers of the Roaring 20's listened to jazz music and danced the night away. You can feel your Flapper by coming to The Paramount in vintage 20's attire.