The Lithgow Valley Film Society is presenting an Art Sunday Special double feature titled 'Love Marilyn'.
A host of Hollywood celebrities appear in a revealing documentary about a very controversial star. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry.
The 1953 Marilyn Monroe Film Noir will also screen, 'Niagara' (M) co-starring Joseph Cotton, Jean Peters and Casey Adams. This was Marilyn's first starring role. The film was directed by Henry Hathaway and was one of 20th Century Fox's biggest box office hits of that year.
Unlike film noir of the time that were filmed in black and white, Niagara was filmed in three strip Technicolor, one of the last in that format. This copy is a beautifully restored print. The story centres on a couple on their honeymoon at Niagara Falls but find their reserved cabin occupied by another couple, Rose and George [Monroe and Cotton]. The other couple politely but reluctantly accept another less desirable cabin and so the two couples become acquainted.
The films will be introduced by a 'M.M expert' and will screen on Sunday, April 28 at 2pm at the Lithgow Valley Film Society's Main Street cinema.