Author and film historian John DiLeo will present "And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies: A Film Journey Through Hollywood and America" at Danbury's Palace Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets and more information.
DiLeo presents an 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.
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.
DiLeo is the author of six books about classic movies: "And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies," "100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember—But Probably Don’t," "Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery," "Tennessee Williams and Company: His 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." DiLeo 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.
Danbury's Palace Theatre is located at 165 Main Street, in downtown Danbury, Conn. For more info visit the website here, or call (203) 794-9944.