Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2012: Stage Struck (1925)
Friday, October 12, 2012
8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
Stage Struck, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, and Gertrude Astor, was partially shot in nearby New Martinsville, West Virginia, where Swanson plays a small-town waitress determined to keep the interest of her boyfriend Gray by becoming a real actress. With her huge eyes, seductive smile, and unparalleled ambition, Swanson defined the word "star" for generations of fans. She doesn’t disappoint – from the opening two-strip Technicolor sequence parodying Salome to the wild boxing match finale, the star shines in this charming comedy which features all of her trademark trappings including elaborate dream sequences, elegant sets, and of course, the famous Swanson wardrobe. The Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh
Please visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300 for more info!