June 20, 2010: Special Screening
Truman Capote’s Laura
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This extremely rare 1968 TV remake of Otto Preminger’s iconic film noir was cowritten by Truman Capote as a favor for his friend Lee Radziwill, sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who was attempting to forge an acting career. Radziwill (billed here as Lee Bouvier, her maiden name) stars as New York career girl Laura Hunt (portrayed by Gene Tierney in the 1944 film), who, as the program opens, is believed to have been shotgunned to death in her own apartment. Radziwill’s performance as the hypnotically beautiful Laura was derided by the press, bringing an abrupt halt to her acting aspirations; Brit actor George Sanders, portraying the prissy Waldo Lydecker, steals the show. Also starring are Robert Stack (in the Dana Andrews role, as the gruff NYC police detective who becomes obsessed with Laura), Arlene Francis, and Farley Granger. David Susskind, a titan of early television, produced.
Screenings are free but please RSVP below.
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PaleyFest launches its inaugural pop culture summertime celebration featuring classic shows and stars of the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and beyond. Join us for cast reunions, rare archive screenings, and more. Share the classic TV experience with friends and fans June 15 to 21.
PaleyFest Rewind Tickets
All tickets on sale Friday, May 21, 2010:
To Members at 9:00 am PT
To General Public at noon
Special Screenings are free but please RSVP. Panel Event pricing varies; see individual pages for ticket prices.
Please note: Events and participants are subject to change.