And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies

And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies Sunday January 21st at 2:00pm.

Join us at Danbury’s Palace Theatre when film historian John DiLeo presents AND YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW CLASSIC MOVIES: A Film Journey Through Hollywood and America

John DiLeo presents a fun, informative and idiosyncratic  history of Hollywood’s Golden Age, while telling a parallel story of America itself. From the Depression to World War II to the Cold War to the sexual revolution, DiLeo presents a vision of just how the movies traveled from 1930 to 1970.

 DiLeo has the gift of discovering, describing, and explaining those splendid, dazzling moments in a way that makes you appreciate the movie more deeply than you would have otherwise.” -E. McCullough, Internet Review of Books

During this multi-media presentation, DiLeo will spotlight film clips from movies featuring Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, James Cagney, Doris Day, Gene Kelly, Natalie Wood, and Steve McQueen. After the presentation, he’ll be signing copies of his newest book, Ten Movies At A Time, the companion book to this presentation.

John DiLeo is the author of six books about classic movies: And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember—But Probably Don’tScreen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting RediscoveryTennessee Williams and CompanyHis Essential Screen Actors, Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies, and Ten Movies at a Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood and America 1930-1970. John frequently hosts classic film series and conducts film history seminars.

Byrd’s Books will be on hand to assist in the purchase of signed copies of Ten Movies at a Time, DiLeo’s newest celebration of Hollywood. The book will also be available at the bookstore, located at 126 Greenwood Avenue, across from P.T. Barnum Square in Bethel.

This presentation is a Hearst Media Film Club event. Ticket link.