November 30, 2011

The Maltese Falcon Kicks Off Film Series in Ponte Vedra Beach

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Bogart mystery film The Maltese Falcon (1941) will be the initial offering in the Hollywood Legends 4-week series of classic movies at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

The program begins at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m., David Luckin will provide music. Luckin is the host of the local PBS station WJCT’s Electro Lounge.

Admission is $5 at the door, and any dollar amount over the requested $5 will be matched by an anonymous donor towards the support of the WJCT radio station 89.9 FM. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through Ticket Master by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button on the Maltese Falcon entry on the Events page.

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A North in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Directions can be found on the venue’s website.

Parking is available on-site. The fee for this ticketed event is $5.

In his Peter Lorre biography, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin details the making of The Maltese Falcon at Warner Bros. in the summer of 1941 through interviews with director John Huston and others who worked on the film. For Peter Lorre, the experience led to a contract with the studio and a lifelong friendship with star Humphrey Bogart.

The Lost One is now available in both paperback and e-Book formats, as well as hard-bound.

November 5, 2011

My Favorite Brunette at the Key West Public Library, Saturday, Nov. 5

The Key West Public Library will host a showing of My Favorite Brunette (1947) on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

The program begins at 10 a.m.

The library is located at 700 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida. For more information, please contact Robin Henderson, reference librarian, at (305) 809-5253.

To publicize the release of My Favorite Brunette (April 4, 1947), Peter Lorre appeared as a guest on Bob Hope’s radio program The Pepsodent Show on May 13. “How about a little creep music, Desi?” Bob Hope asks his bandleader, Desi Arnaz (real-life husband of Lucille Ball) – and Bob and Peter offered their own version of Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

The radio program is available for MP3 download through