The Fame Formula Paperback launch
including a showing of Nothing Sacred (U)
Wednesday, 29th April, 7.30 p.m.
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London
Mark Borkowski celebrates the life and work of legendary Hollywood publicist Russell Birdwell at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on April 29th to launch the paperback of his book, The Fame Formula.
A talk at 7.30 p.m. will be followed by a showing of the long-unseen Carole Lombard screwball comedy Nothing Sacred (U), which Birdwell promoted, at 7.45 p.m.
Nothing Sacred is one of the great screwball comedies. Journalist Wallace Cook (Frederick March) brings Hazel Flagg (Lombard) to New York, believing that she is dying of radium poisoning, so that the paper can use her to boost circulation. The screenplay, co-written by Ben Hecht, glitters with the gleeful cynicism that marked out his later films, The Front Page and His Girl Friday.
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