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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle: Special Film Screening
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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