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Filmmakers’ Gallery: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join The Filmmakers’ Gallery for a special screening of the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; as we celebrate the life and legacy of Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Carol Channing! Channing created the unforgettable role of “Muzzy” in this bubbly spoof of the roaring ’20’s.
6-7 pm – VIP Reception. Open to the first 75 guests.
6:30-7:00 pm – MILLIE actor and dancer Christopher Riordan will be selling and signing photos
in the rotunda.
7-7:30 pm – A CONVERSATION WITH: Moderator and actor Terry Ray, and Special Guest, actor
and dancer Christopher Riordan
7:30-10 pm – Screening of the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
TICKETS: $ 18.00. to purchase, Click the link below.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical-romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. The screenplay by Richard Morris, based on the 1956 British musical Chrysanthemum, focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself in the midst of a series of madcap adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss. The film also stars Mary Tyler Moore, James Fox, John Gavin, Carol Channing, and Beatrice Lillie.
The soundtrack interpolates new tunes by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn with standard songs from the 1910s and 1920s, including “Baby Face” (although this was not published until 1926) and “Jazz Baby.” For use of the latter, the producers had to acquire the rights from General Mills, which had used the melody with various lyrics to promote Wheaties for more than forty years.
The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and five Golden Globes. It was also the ninth highest grossing film of 1967. In 2000 it was adapted for a successful stage musical of the same name. A DVD was issued in 2003.