ZOOM DISCUSSION - Meet Me In St. Louis: A Look Back At the Vincente Minnelli Musical - Hosted by Film Historian Philip Harwood

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Virtual Screening Room Mon, Jun 7, 2021 7:00 PM
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Live Virtual Sky Room Talk – MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Hosted by Film Historian Philip Harwood

Monday, June 7th at 7:00 PM – Zoom Invitation Link provided in Email Order Confirmation

Public $7 | Members $5

Meet Me In St. Louis: A Look Back At the Vincente Minnelli Musical

Meet Me In St. Louis, one of the most beloved MGM musicals produced by the Arthur Freed Unit, was a major milestone for Judy Garland. Although she was trying to move away from teenage roles, this was different. The story of a family in St. Louis, 1904, just before the big World’s Fair, based on the stories by Sally Benson. But, it was during the making of this film, that Garland would work with, and fall in love with her second husband, Director Vincente Minnelli. For Minnelli, this film is a masterpiece of style and vivid colors. It is elegant and graceful. When released, the film was a major success, and has become the classic MGM musical. Not to mention, songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine, with such hits as The Trolley Song, The Boy Next Door, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (the film would later become a Broadway musical). And last, but not least, Margaret O’ Brien, as Tootie, based on Sally Benson. New York State Librarian and Film Historian Philip Harwood will discuss the backstory of Meet Me In St. Louis. There were bumps along the road, but results were astounding. You can see the film on your own, and then we will meet online to discuss the film.

The following link has multiple places where you can rent and stream the film on your preferred platform ahead of the discussion: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/le-chant-du-missouri.

About Philip Harwood:

New York State Librarian and Film Historian Philip Harwood is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Hutton House Lectures at LIU Post, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at St. Francis College. He teaches film studies at the JCC Manhattan, and has taught at 92nd Street Y, The New School, and Queens College. He is also a published author.

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