Streetcar Lecture Series at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake


An exciting multi-media lecture series with scholar John Dileo will take place on Sunday afternoon July 14th

called “T. Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors” and on Monday evening July 15th entitled

“Streetcar…is that you?: The On-Screen Imitators of William’s Masterwork”.

Book signing will follow the lectures.

John DiLeo is the author of five books about classic movies:
And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies!: 200 Quizzes for Golden Age Movie Lovers (1999);
100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember But Probably Don’t (2002); Screen Savers:
40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery 
(2007); Tennessee Williams and Company:
His Essential Screen Actors 
(2010); Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies (2012).
John has presented his Tennessee Williams programs
at the Williams festivals in Provincetown and New Orleans.
You can follow him at his blog (screensaversmovies.com),
website (www.johndileo.com), and on Twitter (@JOHNDiLEO).    




Sunday, July 14th - 4 pm

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND COMPANY: HIS ESSENTIAL SCREEN ACTORS
Author John DiLeo revisits the
Tennessee Williams films but with a twist, focusing on eleven actors
who appear in morethan one of the Williams movies, an unofficial stock company of repeat players. In a
companion program to his book, Tennessee Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors,
DiLeo examines these eleven actors and their Williams roles, including Marlon
Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, Anna Magnani, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Joanne Woodward,
Geraldine Page, Richard Burton, Mildred Dunnock, and Madeleine Sherwood. After playing one
Williams role on-screen, how could these performers resist coming back for another? The results,
from the brilliant to the disastrous, include some of the most memorable screen performances of the
twentieth century.

Monday, July 15th - 7 pm

“STREETCAR”…IS THAT YOU?:  THE ON-SCREEN IMITATORS OF WILLIAMS’ MASTERWORK
Author John DiLeo continues his look at the films of Tennessee Williams
by exploring movies that borrowed (sometimes shamelessly)
from A Streetcar Named Desire, films both famous (Look Back in Anger) and obscure (Storm Warning).
Among the refashioned stand-ins for Blanche, Stanley, and Stella, you’ll find Ginger Rogers,
Doris Day, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Margaret Leighton. Plus a bonus of Williams-related
surprises from Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep, Woody Allen and
Diane Keaton in Sleeper, and Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her.

John DiLeo is the author of five books about classic movies:
And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies!: 200 Quizzes for Golden Age Movie
Lovers (1999); 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember But Probably Don’t (2002);
Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting
Rediscovery (2007); Tennessee Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors (2010);
Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies (2012).
John has presented his Tennessee Williams programs at the
Williams festivals in Provincetown and New Orleans. You can follow him
at his blog (screensaversmovies.com), website (www.johndileo.com),
and on Twitter (@JOHNDiLEO). 

Book signing will follow the lectures.

ATTEND A LECTURE AND RECEIVE 
$5 OFF a ticket to
a STREETCAR performance

Tickets are $10. FREE FOR 17 YEARS & YOUNGER
 © Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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