Seasonal Special Happenings

Mae Day

When: Sat., Jan. 10 2015

“Pre-Code Hollywood” refers to those Hollywood movies made prior to the passing of censorship regulations that ensured that movies would adhere to moral guidelines. Dr. William Patrick “Pat” Day, a professor of English and cinema studies at Oberlin College and an expert on 1930s Hollywood, will explain the restrictions prior to the screening of She Done Him Wrong, a “double entendre-laden comedy” that’s set during the Gay ’90s and based on Mae West’s hit Broadway show Diamond Lil. West stars in the film as a bawdy saloon singer who meets the straight-laced director of the city mission next door (Cary Grant). A 35mm print from the Universal Pictures studio archive, the film screens tonight at 5 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. It screens again tomorrow a 6 p.m. Tickets are $9. (Niesel)

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