January 15, 2017

Lorre Sings and Dances at the Prytania

Lorre fans in the New Orleans area are in for a special treat on Sunday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 – a showing of the classic MGM musical Silk Stockings (1957) at the historic Prytania Theatre as part of their Classic Movie Series, which continues through January and February.

The movie will begin at 10 am each morning, introduced by Rene J. Brunet, owner of the historic Prytania. Brunet is acknowledged as an expert on film, as well as a New Orleans theater historian.

Ticket prices are $6 for all ages for the matinee screening. Tickets may be purchased at the cinema box office. Tickets may also be purchased online through the Prytania website. Select "Purchase Tickets" from the drop-down menu, and select Silk Stockings. A nominal fee of $1.25 will be charged for online purchases.

The Prytania Theatre is located at 5339 Prytania Street, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Parking is available on the streets near the cinema.

For more information, please call the Prytania at (504) 891-2787.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Silk Stockings through interviews with dance choreography Hermes Pan, director Reuben Mamoulian, and actor Joseph Buloff (who played one of Peter’s fellow Russian commissars). Admitting to Pan he was not a dancer, Peter nonetheless came up with suggestions to make his dances funnier, including a kazatski, a demanding Ukranian dance he performs with a butter knife clenched between his teeth.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available for the Kindle and Nook, as well as hard-back and soft-bound editions.

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