Monday, January 9, 2012

Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh In Person at the Egyptian Theatre!

Living in Los Angeles during Award Season offers an avalanche of opportunities for the public to hear from the stars of their favorite films of the year. Wednesday night (January 11) Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh stop by the Egyptian to tell tales about the making of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. Find out first hand if their on-set relationship was as troubled as Monroe's and Olivier's was back in the 50s when they made THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL (the film they are making in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN)!

The Cinematheque's audience was treated to a big screen look at THE PRINCE AN
D THE SHOWGIRL Sunday night with author Susan Bernard in person. Her father, Bruno Bernard was the first professional photographer to capture Marilyn's charm in the studio and went on to photograph her for some years, including creating the infamous THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH photos of Marilyn with her white dress billowing up over the subway grate. He helped her to get representation and a studio contract! Susan Bernard, who keeps the name Bernard of Hollywood in the spotlight in the 21st century, recalled her father's story about Marilyn pulling up in her jalopy for their first photo session. How did they meet? He saw her walking out of a drugstore wriggling all the way down the street. Susan has a new book out, entitled Marilyn: Intimate Portraits, which features her father's photos (may not published until now) and notations on his time with Marilyn.

Wed, January 11 • 7:00pm at the Egyptian Theatre

At the height of her popularity, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL with Sir Laurence Olivier. An eager assistant became the only person who could comfort the insecure star. Michelle Williams is Marilyn to Kenneth Branagh's Olivier in this tale of their on-set struggles and the young man who kept Monroe company. Discussion following with Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh. See more about this event.

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