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The Great American Broadcast
July 3, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
THE GREAT AMERICAN BROADCAST
1941 / 90 mins.
Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, The Ink Spots
The story tells the very beginning of radio through all its trials and the tribulations, ending with the first coast-to-coast broadcast. In between, Alice and John fall in and out of love several times with a happy ending for all. Six new songs were written for Alice, the best being Long Ago Last Night and Where You Are.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m.
Movie Time's Summer Schedule: A Tribute to Alice Faye
MGM had Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy, Universal had Deanna Durbin, RKO had Ginger Rogers but 20th Century-Fox had ALICE FAYE! Alice was Fox’s top star and Darryl F. Zanuck’s favorite star. She began as a singer with Rudy Vallee’s Band. When the band went to Hollywood to make a film of George White’s Scandals, a long running string of Broadway reviews, Alice was hired as a singer. When leading lady Lillian Harvey backed out of the deal, Vallee suggested that Alice be given the role. Thusly, she was a star in her first film and was offered a seven-year contract. At first Fox tried to make her another Jean Harlow. They bleached her already blonde hair and penciled in her eyebrows. When Harlow died, Fox no longer needed an imitation. Director Howard King took Alice under his wing and allowed her natural hair to grow out as well as her natural eyebrows. He then cast her In In Old Chicago and the Alice Faye we know and love was born. Her next film, Alexander's Ragtime Band (June 5th) made her a super-star and Fox’s leading lady in the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Hit after hit followed. Until her retirement from the screen to take care of her daughters, she remained a favorite with audience and critics. We are proud to present one of the truly great musical stars in film history.
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