Thursday, November 29, 2012

Meet The Author Of The Entertainer—And See A Movie!

Margaret Talbot, author of 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.

Great stuff.

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!


mister muleboy said...

The Monkey don't schmooze!

don't i know it

we're both wallflowers along the wall waiting for the dance to end. . . .

Mythical Monkey said...

It didn't help that most of the bloggers at the Golden Boy event were also wallflowers.

How do you get a roomful of bloggers to talk? Let them go home and comment at each other on line.

Katie said...

Almost as bad as a Christmas party full of programmers? I forgot to tell you, this year's event is on a Wednesday from 4-6 and you're not invited. Let the celebration begin!

Margaret Talbot said...

I feel ya on the not schmoozing--I'm not even on Facebook--but if you're there on Saturday, please do say hi. It was worth writing my book so I could discover your blog, which is wonderful beyond my wildest dreams.

Mythical Monkey said...

Well I guess in that case I better say hello!