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.


Francois said...

I can't figure out how to email Cheryl Morris, to suggest a posting on this site. I'm trying to sell my 'complete' collection of Lorre publicity art at an auction house and thought it warranted being posted here. I emailed you a few years ago on this and, if you remember, you put me back in touch with Stephen Youngkin. If I don't hear back from you I'll assume you're not interested and drop it.

Cheryl Morris said...

Hello, Francois! This blog is a good place to get in touch with me -- and also through the Lost One website. I have forwarded your comment to Stephen Youngkin, and he'll be in touch with you shortly, regarding your Lorre collection.