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100 Years of Paramount Pictures: Artists and Models

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 7:30 pm

100 Years of Paramount Pictures: Artists and Models
1956/color/109 min./VistaVision

dir: Frank Tashlin; w/ Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg

Jerry Lewis’s success at Paramount was so vital that the studio’s head once said, “If he wants to set fire to the studio, I’ll give him the match.” Lewis began his climb to the top with Dean Martin in Artists and Models (1955), which was one of their biggest budgeted efforts. In the film, Lewis plays Eugene, whose obsession with comic strips gives him horrific nightmares. Worst of all, Eugene’s continual state of anxiety is enormously irritating to his roommate, the would-be painter Rick (Martin). When Eugene discovers that one of his neighbors (Shirley MacLaine) is the creator of the Bat Lady comic that has invaded his dreams, his world goes into the most suggestive paroxysms of cartoon sexuality that director Frank Tashlin can mine.

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$10 for the general public, $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID | Price includes both films in double-bill. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members. | Pre-sale tickets available Thursday, February 16 at 5 pm | Members of these groups will be required to show proof of membership when retrieving their tickets | Price includes both films in double-bill. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
 

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