The acclaimed stage troupe Raconteur Radio will present a staged radio play version of the classic thriller "Gaslight" at New York's famed private club for the arts, The Players. This event is open to the general public and will benefit The Players Preservation Fund. This is a rare opportunity for lovers of the arts to visit this historic New York landmark that was founded in 1888 by Edwin Booth, along with Mark Twain and General William T. Sherman. Countless show business legends have been members of the club including Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Christopher Plummer, James Stewart and many more. For info and tickets go to theplayerspreservationfund.com. To visit the club's web site click here.
A reader identified only as Mark from England has kindly donated this fabulous photo of the 1978 showing of producer Euan Lloyd's great adventure film The Wild Geese in London's Leicester Square. Those were the days, when you could see the likes of Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris Stewart Granger and Hardy Kruger in one movie!
The historic Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge, IL, will be
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THUNDERBALL with the screening of the
classic James bond blockbuster film on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Hosts Matthew Hoffman and Elizabeth Rye of the Classic Film
Series welcome as special guests, representative of the Ian Fleming Foundation
Colin Clark, and 007 continuing novelist and film historian Raymond Benson, who
will introduce the movie and sign books.
IFF board member Colin Clark will have on display from the
Foundation the five foot model of the RAF Vulcan Bomber use in the filming
of the picture, restored to its original condition.
The evening's festivities will include discussion of
Thunderball's history and behind-the-scenes stories, several Bond-related
raffles, and photo ops with Bond movie props and theater standees.
Pickwick's Classic Film Series presentations often draw fans
in costume. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite Bond, Bond Girl,
or Bond Villain.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2:00 a.m. CST, Hoffman and Clark
will appear on Chicago's WGN AM720 morning radio show with host Nick Digilio to
talk about the Pickwick's special Thunderball celebration and all things Bond.