Film Buffery

Prytania Theatre‘s classic movie matinee series continues today with a screening of A Star is Born, 12pm. Witness Judy Garland in all her Judy-ness, clawing up the ladder of success, as James Mason drunkenly stumbles down it.

It’s got some of the classic Judy showstoppers that birthed a thousand drag shows. Like this one:

Then go home and put the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in your Netflix queue. I have always thought that this is exactly what my parents looked like when they met, which was about the same year this movie was made.

Then, fortuitously, Peter Bogdanovich, the director of such classic American films as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, happens to be at Newcomb College at Tulane University tonight to talk about this book:  Who The Devil Made It: Conversations With Legendary Film Directors, one of whom is George Cukor, who happens to be the director of the 1954 version of A Star is Born. Fancy that?


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