Unseen Treasures from the George Eastman House 2013: The Monkey Talks
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Unseen Treasures from the George Eastman House: The Monkey Talks (1927), dir. Raoul Walsh
featuring musical accompaniment by Tom Roberts and Michael Johnsen.
Friday, October 18th, 2013
8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
The Warhol Theater
American auteur director Raoul Walsh (High Sierra, White Heat) directs this beautiful and surreal fantasy which centers around a circus love triangle between the lovely tightrope walker, played by Olive Borden who is considered to be among the most beautiful actresses of the era; an acrobat who impersonates a talking chimpanzee; and a former suitor who poses as the “animal” trainer. The makeup was done by Jack Pierce, who also created some of the cinema’s most famous monsters including The Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster.
based on the play by René Fauchois.