YANKEE DOODLE DANDY Sky Room Talk With Film Historian Philip Harwood

Sky Room Talk With Film Historian Philip Harwood


Sky Room CafeMon, Sep 11, 2017 7:30 PM Event Date Passed


Sky Room Talk With Film Historian Philip Harwood

Celebrating A Patriotic Film Musical Classic

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - 75th Anniversary!

Monday, September 11 at 7:30pm

$11 Members | $16 Public

Film Historian Philip Harwood will take you back to James Cagney’s Academy Award Winning performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy, detailing its production and its wonderful backstory, followed by a screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy, in its entirety.

James Cagney said, "Once a song and dance man, always a song and dance man." A perfect example was his Academy Award winning role as legendary Broadway Showman, George M. Cohan, in Michael Curtiz' 1942 musical biopic, Yankee Doodle Dandy. It was Cagney's favorite film, with its themes of "putting on a show" and american patriotism. It is filled with great performances (Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp, and even Cagney's sister Jeanne), directed by Michael Curtiz (Angels With Dirty Faces, Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca) and wonderful songs (Yankee Doodle Boy, You're A Grand Old Flag, Over There). "My Father thanks you, my mother thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!"-James Cagney as George M. Cohan

Philip Harwood is a Film Historian, Adjunct Film Professor (at St. Francis College) and Film Lecturer (here at Cinema Arts Centre, 92nd Street Y, and the JCC Manhattan). He lectures in the Hutton House Lectures at LIU Post. He is also a published author, and a New York State Libarian.