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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle: Special Film Screening Friday, July 31

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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle: Special Film Screening

  • Date: July 31
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Price: $5.00
  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045
  • Resources: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Join Gorton Center and the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff History Center’s Special Exhibit
Twenty in the 20’s: A Century of Change

 

There will be an introduction/discussion led by Carol Summerfield, History Center Executive Director.  Carol will discuss the film as it relates to the 1920s, as well as some special connections to the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff area.

ABOUT THE FILM:  In 1911, Vernon Castle, minor comic in a stage revue, pursues the leading lady to a New Jersey beach…where, instead, he meets stage-struck Irene Foote. A few misadventures later, they’re married; at Irene’s insistence, they abandon comedy to attempt a dancing career, which attempt only lands them in Paris without a sou. Fortunately, agent Maggie Sutton hears them rehearse and starts them on their brilliant career as the world’s foremost ballroom dancers. But at the height of their fame, World War I begins…
STARRING:  Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna Mae Oliver
DIRECTOR:  H.C. Potter
RUN TIME:  93min

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