The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century, will be introducing the best of her father Lyle Talbot's films at the AFI-Silver on Saturday.
Three on a Match is the story of three classmates—bad girl Joan Blondell, good girl Bette Davis, and rich girl Ann Dvorak—who meet three very different fates. A pre-Code classic, Three on a Match packs episodes of drug addiction, adultery, prostitution, blackmail, kidnapping, child neglect, suicide and Bette Davis in her undies into 63 breakneck minutes. It also features the best performance of Lyle Talbot's career as a weak-willed hoodlum who invites Dvorak to take a walk on the wild side.
The show starts at 4 pm this Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the AFI-Silver in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Don't know yet whether I'll be in attendance—I'm actually typing this post three weeks in advance—but I can't imagine I'll introduce myself to Margaret Talbot even if I do attend. The Monkey don't schmooze!
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