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VREELAND’S BEATON

Lisa Immordino Vreeland—director of documentaries about her grandmother-in-law Diana Vreeland, and Peggy Guggenheim—turns her eye to photographer, diarist, and set and costume designer Cecil Beaton in her new film LOVE, CECIL.

Vreeland will be at the Nuart this week for a post-screening Q & A.

LOVE, CECIL

LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND Q & A

Friday, July 20, at 7:15 pm.

Film plays through July 26.

Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

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Poster image credit Zeitgeist Films.

Truman Capote in Morocco, photographed by Cecil Beaton.

Greta Garbo in New York City, photographed by Cecil Beaton.

Beaton at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, New York City, 1965.

GARBO AND LUBITSCH

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“Garbo Laughs” was the tagline for the legend’s last great film, NINOTCHKA. Perhaps it was the freedom of retirement on the horizon that brought a smile to her face.

NINOTCHKA—a satire on Soviet severity, among other things—was written by Billy WilderCharles Brackett, and Walter Reisch, and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, the subject of the UCLA Film and Television Archive retrospective How Did Lubitsch Do It?

Prior to this weekend’s screening, Joseph McBride will sign copies of his new book which gives the series its title.

(NINOTCHKA is on a double-bill with one of Margaret Sullavan’s best films THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER.)

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NINOTCHKA and THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, Saturday, July 7, at 7:30 pm.

Booksigning at 6:30 pm.

BILLY WILDER THEATER, HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

cinema.ucla.edu/ninotchka-shop-around-corner

See Richard Brody on the film: newyorker.com/ninotchka

Joseph McBride, How Did Lubitsch Do It? (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

cup.columbia.edu/how-did-lubitsch-do-it

Greta Garbo in 1939. Ninotchka publicity photograph by Clarence Bull.

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