“Forgotten Hollywood”- Sir Alec Celebrates 100…

Posted on August 1, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   A centennial salute to Alec Guinness is taking place at the Aero Theatre week retrospective will take place over three Thursday’s, beginning August 7th. In honor of his 100th birthday, join the Aero for some of Alec Guinness’ greatest roles, including Oliver Twist, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Man in the White SuitThe Ladykillers, The Scapegoat, Father Brown, Last Holiday, The Card, Damn the Defiant!, Our Man in Havana, and Tunes of Glory.

   Sir Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) was one of the most versatile and accomplished actors; a master of stage and screen, equally adept at drama, comedy, and action. After establishing himself as a theater performer, Guinness made a name for himself in classic Ealing comedies, most notably, Kind Hearts and Coronets (in which he played eight characters).                       ALEC GUINNESS  —->

   He also proved to be a dramatic heavyweight in his collaborations with director David Lean, beginning in 1946 with Great Expectations. Lean cast the performer in five additional films, including such masterpieces as The Bridge on the River Kwai (for which Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar), Lawrence of Arabia, and Doctor Zhivago.

   Guinness found a whole new audience when George Lucas put a light saber in his hand as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars (for which the actor received another Oscar nomination). A rather reluctant Jedi – this was an actor raised on the works of Shakespeare and Dickens – Guinness would nonetheless find that the box office success of the film gave him the freedom to choose roles independent of financial concerns for the rest of his life.

   Presented by the American Cinematheque in collaboration with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles. The Aero Theatre is located at 1328 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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