Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
When: July 23, 2016
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Hosted by Stephen Reginald
The Women (1939) features an all-star female cast directed by George Cukor in the film version of Clare Boothe's Broadway play. Set among the pampered Park Avenue set played by Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland and Norma Shearer. Joan Crawford plays the manipulative Crystal Allen out to steal Mary Haine's (Shearer) husband so she can live on Park Avenue too. The film has the added dynamic of the real-life professional rivalry between stars Crawford and Shearer.
|Director George Cukor (center) with cast of The Women|
In 2007, the film was voted to the National Film Registry for preservation.
Part of the “Great movies of 1939” series. Discover some of the greatest movies from Hollywood’s most famous year.
Stephen Reginald is a freelance writer and editor. He has worked at various positions within the publishing industry for over 25 years. Most recently he was executive editor for McGraw-Hill’s The Learning Group Division. A long-time amateur student of film, Reginald hosts “Chicago Film Club,” a monthly movie event held in the South Loop, for the past two years. Reginald has also taught several adult education film classes at Facets Film School, Chicago.