Upper Delaware GLBT Center Presents a Winter Classic Film SeriesHosted by Author, John DiLeo
The Upper Delaware GLBT Center (UDGLBT) is proud to present a classic film series to be held at the UDGLBT Center located at 201 W. Harford St., Milford, PA beginning on Thursday, January 15th at 7:30pm and finishing on Thursday, March 5th (see schedule that follows). This series, hosted by John DiLeo, will alternate between two kinds of classic movies, a trio of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s featuring triangles with unmistakable gay subtexts, and a trio of sparkling romantic comedies that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.
All are welcome and the series is presented FREE of charge! Refreshments will be available for purchase. As the UDGLBT is a non-profit contributions are welcome.
John DiLeo is the author of five books about classic movies, including Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery and its sequel Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies. You can learn more about this remarkable man, Milford’s own movie maven, by visiting his website at www.johndileo.com. Also, come see John as he discusses how his interest in classic movies began, learn interesting tidbits and have some fun testing your own knowledge on Sunday, January 18th, 2:00pm at the UDGLBT’s “Getting to Know Your Neighbors” Speaker Series being held at the center location at 201 W. Harford St., Milford, PA.
January 15th, 7:30pm: TEST PILOT (1938) – Starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy, this Best Picture Oscar nominee boasts a winning combination of adventure, comedy, and romance, as well as a touching bond between Loy and Tracy in their shared love of Gable.
January 29th, 7:30pm: IT STARTED WITH EVE (1941) – A magical romantic comedy starring the great Charles Laughton as an old millionaire playing matchmaker for son Bob Cummings, deciding that coat-check girl (and aspiring singer) Deanna Durbin is the right girl for his already engaged boy.
February 5th, 7:30pm: DESERT FURY (1947) – The most blatantly “gay” movie to come out of old Hollywood, it’s a fiery Technicolor drama in which Lizabeth Scott and Wendell Corey fight over John Hodiak for 96 minutes. Hunky Burt Lancaster and hardboiled Mary Astor add to the juicy fun.
February 19th, 7:30pm: THE MODEL AND THE MARRIAGE BROKER (1951) – Director George Cukor gave the one and only Thelma Ritter the role of a lifetime in this wonderful comedy about a professional New York City matchmaker who makes it her mission to find a dream man for single model Jeanne Crain.
February 26th, 7:30pm: THE TALK OF THE TOWN (1942) – This terrific comedy-drama has fugitive Cary Grant hiding out in Jean Arthur’s house, currently being rented by uptight law-school dean Ronald Colman. Nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, this film is especially fascinating for Colman’s transformation, loosening up as he’s increasingly “taken” with the charming Grant.
March 5th, 7:30pm: THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE (1958) – Vincente Minnelli directed this delicious London-set trifle in which Rex Harrison and his wife, the divine Kay Kendall, launch Rex’s visiting American daughter, Sandra Dee, on the debutante circuit. Angela Lansbury is Kay’s bitchy nemesis, and handsome John Saxon is the only fellow who sparks Sandy’s interest.