TWO CLASSIC COMEDIES, ONE ICONIC ACTOR
On Saturday, March 11 Tibbits’ Classic Film Series continues with its fourth installment, An Evening with Cary Grant.
Starting in December of last year Tibbits Opera House began a six month long showcase of classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. So far this event has screened such classics as Miracle on 34th Street, D.O.A., and How to Marry a Millionaire. Now in its fourth month the Classic Film Series will be turning the spotlight onto one of Hollywood’s most well known talents, Cary Grant.
Born in 1904 in Bristol, England, Grant ran away from home at 13 to become a juggler in a comedy troupe. While touring the US, he honed his acting skills and later signed with Paramount Pictures in the 1930s’. With a career that lasted into the late 60s’, grant starred in over 70 feature films. A leading man for the majority of his career Grant starred in both comedies and dramas, such as, Arsenic and Old Lace, North by Northwest, My Favorite Wife, and Notorious. This month’s selections will be highlighting his comedic talents with Bringing Up Baby and Monkey Business, two films that are on IFC’s (Independent Film Channel) 10 Cray Grant Essential Comedies list.
Monkey Business centers on a chemist who finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. Released in 1952, Monkey Business stars grant alongside Ginger Rodgers and Marilyn Monroe.
In Bringing Up Baby Cary Grant plays a befuddled paleontologist who is trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum. His actions attract the attention of a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. Grant is joined by another screen legend, Katharine Hepburn.
Tickets for this event are $8 and seating is general admission. To purchase tickets or find out more about this show visit Tibbits.org or call 517-278-6029