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august, 2019

07aug6:00 pm8:15 pmStars From Scranton: Jeanne Madden and Lizabeth Scott

Event Details

 Scranton Public Library will be kicking off its Stars From Scranton film series with a double feature, featuring Scranton natives Jeanne Madden and Lizabeth Scott on Wednesday, August 7th starting at 6 PM.  The screenings will be held in the Henkelman Room, located on the second floor of Scranton Public Library.

Admission is free with your library card.

Kicking off the evening at 6 PM is the 1937 film Sea Racketeers, featuring Scranton native Jeanne Madden (1917-1989) in the second of only three films she starred in during her brief tenure in Hollywood (1936-1937).  Madden plays an aspiring singer (she performs three songs in the 54 minute film–two of which were written by Scranton native and future Oscar-winning songwriter Ned Washington) helping authorities from the Coast Guard break an illegal fur racket on a gambling ship.

Following her brief career in Hollywood, Madden returned to Scranton, where she resided until her death in 1989.  Madden is also the mother of former WBRE anchor and PA Director of Homeland Security Keith Martin.

At 7 PM, we will be screening the 1952 film noir Stolen Face, starring Scranton native Lizabeth Scott (1922-2015).  In a film that anticipates Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Stolen Face stars Paul Henried (Casablanca; Now Voyager) as a plastic surgeon determined to surgically alter the face of a hardened female criminal so it resembles the face of his former flame (both played by Scott).

Refreshments will be generously provided by The Friends of Scranton Public Library.

For more information or to register, please contact Bill at 570-348-3000, x3016 or visit us online at



(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Henkelman Room at the Albright Memorial Library

500 Vine Street