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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tyrone Power Double Feature @ Pickwick - Park Ridge Classic Film Series -- M. C. Hoffman .

07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

LOCATION: Pickwick Theatre
5 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

(847) 825-5800

Come enjoy this classic Tyrone Power double feature!! "In Old Chicago" (1938) and "Jesse James" (1939) ---- Join us monthly at the Pickwick Theatre for this Classic Film Series presented by Matthew C. Hoffman, film historian. Doors open at 7:00 -- Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $7 ($5 for seniors 60+)

The Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge will host a

Tyrone Power double feature:
In Old Chicago (1938)
Jesse James (1939)

May 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Tickets are $7 ($5 for seniors 60+)
*** All shows start at 7:30 pm *** Doors open at 7:00 pm

This May marks the 100th anniversary of actor Tyrone Power’s birth. Launching a series of commemorative events around the U.S., the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge (5 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge) will host a Tyrone Power double feature on May 1, 2014 as part of its year-long classic film series, "The Films of 1939". Tyrone Power’s Daughter is scheduled to appear at this Pickwick Theatre Classic Film Screening.
The double feature will include a special guest appearance by Power’s youngest daughter, Taryn Power-Greendeer, who personally chose In Old Chicago (1938) for the first movie. Theatrical producer Michael Butler, godson of Tyrone Power, will join Taryn on stage during the intermission. Afterward, the theatre will screen Jesse James (1939), the second top-grossing film of 1939 and considered one of the best productions to come out in Hollywood’s legendary "golden year." "Kicking off the film series by celebrating the films of 1939 seemed like a natural choice," says film historian and series host Matthew C. Hoffman. "And we knew we wanted Tyrone Power’s centennial to be a big part of that."    
The double feature is the first of many events commemorating the actor that will be taking place nationwide. A native Midwesterner, Power came from a stage background but went on to become one of the most popular film actors of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. He excelled in many genres, including dramas, comedies, and musicals, but is perhaps best known for his roles in swashbucklers like The Mark of Zorro. In 1939, he was the second biggest box office draw in the country, just behind Mickey Rooney.
Although Tyrone Power is remembered primarily as a movie idol—crowned the king of 20th Century Fox—he was also highly regarded during his lifetime for his stage work. Nevertheless, at the height of his career, he voluntarily joined the Marines during WWII. He rose to captain by the time he left active duty and continued to serve in the Reserves. He also journeyed around the world on goodwill tours, being greeted by heads of state as well as massive crowds of fans. President Eisenhower acknowledged Tyrone Power’s contributions to the positive image of American values overseas through his film work and travels.
Only 44 when he passed away in 1958, Tyrone Power left three young children, including Power-Greendeer, who briefly pursued an acting career. (She is perhaps best known for her role in the Ray Harryhausen film, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger and the TV movie, The Count of Monte Cristo with Richard Chamberlain.) In recent years she has, along with her sister Romina and her half-brother Tyrone Power IV, been dedicated to promoting her father’s legacy. She will join Hoffman and the audience in a discussion from the stage prior to the screenings.
In addition to Power-Greendeer’s appearance, the Pickwick Theatre will debut the book: Searching For My Father, Tyrone Power, the intimate and candid biography about Tyrone Power written by his daughter Romina Power. The limited Centennial First Edition copies of the book, published this spring in the United States, will be available only at centennial events. 
For more information about the Tyrone Power Centennial event and the Pickwick’s classic film series, please visit www.parkridgeclassicfilm.com.
Come out and enjoy another Classic Film Series presented by Matthew C. Hoffman, film historian and employee of the Park Ridge Public Library. Matthew has presented many popular film series at the Park Ridge Public Library. His previous programs for the Library include Film Noir, Forbidden Cinema, Legends of Laughter, Screen Deco, and Crossed Swords.
2014 movies will highlight the 75th Anniversary of the Films of 1939
April 24, 2014 -- Scarface (1932)
May 1, 2014 -- Tyrone Power Centennial (Films To Be Announced)
June 19, 2014 -- Gone with the Wind (1939)
*July, 2014 -- No movie. 
*August, 2014 -- No movie
September, 2014 -- Series will resume      
Location --
Pickwick Theatre
5 S. Prospect Avenue 
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-5800
This film series is presented with the gracious support of the Pickwick Theatre.

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