December 16, 2012

The Maltese Falcon On-Screen in Decatur, Georgia

As part of their Golden Classic Films series, the Friends of the Decatur Library will screen The Maltese Falcon (1941) on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the DeKalb County Public Library.

The program will begin at 2 pm.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The DeKalb Library is located at 215 Sycamore Street, in Decatur, Georgia. Parking is available at the library.

For more information, please call the library at (404) 370-3070.

The making of The Maltese Falcon is recounted in the pages of the authorized Peter Lorre biography The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005). The movie was Peter’s first at Warner Bros. – and the first of five movies he would make with his co-star Humphrey Bogart.

December 8, 2012

Hyde Park Library Screens The Maltese Falcon

As part of their “Shadow of THE FALCON” series, the Hyde Park Library will present The Maltese Falcon (1941) on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

The program begins at 2 pm. Admission is free to the public.

The Hyde Park Library is located at 2 Main Street, at the corner of Main Street and Route 9, in Hyde Park, NY. Directions to the library may be found on the library’s website.

For more information, please contact the library at (845) 229-7791.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, the biography of Peter Lorre, author Stephen Youngkin recounts the making of The Maltese Falcon in the summer of 1941.

Not only was it the first movie Peter made with Humphrey Bogart, who would become his best friend – but it was also the movie on which Peter met Karen Verne, a young German actress who would soon be under contract to Warner Bros., work with Peter in another Warner film All Through the Night (1942) and in 1945, become the second Mrs. Lorre.

December 2, 2012

Casablanca On-Screen at the Center for Jewish History

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, the Center for Jewish History will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Casablanca (1942) with a screening of the classic movie and a discussion led by film historian Noah Isenberg.

The program begins at 6 pm.

Admission is $8 for the general public, and $5 for Center members, seniors, and students. Tickets may be purchased online through the Center’s website.

The Center for Jewish History is located at 15 West 16th Street, in New York City, NY. For more information, please call (212) 294-8301.

The Center is easily reached by public transportation. If arriving by car, the Center is able to offer visitors discounted parking at the following locations: Creative Parking LLC, located at 16 West 16th Street; and Universal Parking LLC, located at 55 West 14th Street. More information may be found on the Center website, under “Getting to the Center”.

Peter Lorre was among the many Jews working before and behind the cameras on Casablanca – a roster that included the director Michael Curtiz and screenwriters Philip and Julius Epstein and Howard Koch. Noah Isenberg recently published in the Wall Street Journal an article on the making of Casablanca, Nov. 24, 2012.