Friday Afternoon at the Movies!
The Silver Cinema Project
Hosted by Scarecrow Video
At the Shoreline-LFP Senior Center
18560 1st AVE NE #1, the southern-most building of the Shoreline Center
“The goal of the Silver Cinema project is to share our collection, one of the world’s largest film archives with the elder community, via screenings and discussions The types of film that we tend to show are golden age Hollywood classics of the 40’s and 50’s. Each screening is introduced by one of our movie experts, and informational fliers about each film are available for viewers to take with them.”
About Mrs. Miniver (from Wikipedia)
Top Hat is a 1935 American screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). He meets and attempts to impress Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) to win her affection. The film also features Eric Blore as Hardwick’s valet Bates, Erik Rhodes as Alberto Beddini, a fashion designer and rival for Dale’s affections, and Helen Broderick as Hardwick’s long-suffering wife Madge.
Plot: An American dancer, Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) comes to London to star in a show produced by the bumbling Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). While practicing a tap dance routine in his hotel bedroom, he awakens Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) on the floor below. She storms upstairs to complain, whereupon Jerry falls hopelessly in love with her and proceeds to pursue her all over London.
Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace, who is married to her friend Madge (Helen Broderick). Following the success of Jerry’s opening night in London, Jerry follows Dale to Venice, where she is visiting Madge and modelling/promoting the gowns created by Alberto Beddini (Erik Rhodes), a dandified Italian fashion designer with a penchant for malapropisms.