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STG Presents
Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series - Why Be Good? (1929)
featuring Christian Elliott on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series - Why Be Good? (1929)
The Paramount Theatre
June 27, 2016
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The Paramount Theatre

911 Pine Street

Seattle, WA 98101


June 27, 2016

Doors at 6:00 pm

Film at 7:00 pm

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General Admission Seating
$7.00 students and seniors
$10.00 general
(not including fees)



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STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series - The Flapper (1920) at The Paramount Theatre on Monday June 20, 2016. Sign up to receive emails about upcoming Silent Movie Mondays here!

"Why be good when it's so much more thrilling to be bad?" asked the ad campaign for this slightly naughty and oh-so-knowing silent movie celebration of the flapper era. Starring the vivacious and charming Colleen Moore, star of Flaming Youth, she again captures the rebellious flamboyance of the 20's playing Pert Kelly, a shopgirl who wins the heart of the boss' son and thus the intrigue and raucous fun begins... The lively direction is the work of William A. Seiter, whose 45 year career included the Golden Age musicals. Considered a lost film the romance comedy, Why Be Good?, was discovered in an Italian archive in the 1990s and in 2014 was restored by Warner Brothers.

Pre-film lobby dance “Charleston” lessons by Sister Kate Dance Company directed by Robin Nunnally and on-stage music by the Greg Ruby band featuring the music of Frank D. Waldron, Seattle jazz pioneer.

CineClub will follow the film in the Paramount Lobby bar, hosted by John Gordon Hill.

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.


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