Albright Memorial Library continues its Funny Ladies Film Series with a hilarious double feature of comedies starring the legendary Mae West on Wednesday, August 10th starting at 6:00 PM, in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children’s Library).
In 1933’s She Done Him Wrong (6 PM), 1890s seductive nightclub singer Lady Lou (Mae West) contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict (Owen Moore) and a handsome temperance league member (Cary Grant). West wrote the screenplay for this film (adapted from her hit Broadway play Diamond Lil), her first starring role at Paramount Pictures.
West’s final starring role at Paramount Pictures was the 1938 comedy Every Day’s A Holiday (also written by West), which will screen at 7:15 PM. Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O’Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns transformed as sultry brunette and Parisian sensation Mademoiselle Fifi. After catching her show, crooked mayoral candidate John Quade (Lloyd Nolan) tries to close it down when Peaches demurely declines his romantic overtures. Captain McCarey jumps in the race for mayor against Quade, and the loyal Peaches fervently campaigns for him. As usual, Mae causes a commotion as she deftly maneuvers her way through a battle between the good and the corrupt.
The films will be preceded by a selection of classic Looney Tunes cartoons starting at 5:30 PM.
Refreshments will be provided by The Friends of Scranton Public Library.
All screenings in the Funny Ladies Film Series are free with your library card, but seating is limited and registration is strongly suggested.