November 16, 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace at the Lansing Public Library

On Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, the Friends of Lansing Library will sponsor a showing of Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) at the Lansing Public Library.

The program will begin at 1 pm in the library’s Community Room.

Admission is free, but patrons must register for the event through the library’s website or by calling (708) 474-2447. The event is sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue, in Lansing, Illinois. Parking is available at the library. For more information, please contact the library at (708) 474-2447.

In his book The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen Youngkin details the making of Arsenic and Old Lace. The movie was released in the fall of 1944, but filmed in 1941 on the Warner Brothers lot. Not yet under contract to the studio, Peter Lorre was cast in the film after completing The Maltese Falcon and All Through the Night. Peter would work on several more films before the studio would add him to their stable of contract players – and Peter would enter the most productive period of his career with radio and stage appearances in addition to movies.

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