Baby Doll: Screening and Fireside Chat
with Academy Award Nominee Carroll Baker
Monday, February 3
“Possibly the dirtiest American-made motion picture that has been legally exhibited,” wrote TIME Magazine in 1956 of Baby Doll (Elia Kazan). Sicilian interloper Eli Wallach, steamed when his new cotton gin goes up in smoke, decides to revenge himself on suspect Karl Malden by seducing his thumb-sucking child bride Carroll Baker. Join us for an Oscar worthy evening of film and conversation. Actress Carroll Baker and Film Historian Foster Hirsch will be joined by The National Arts Club’s very own Curator Robert Yahner to discuss behind-the-scenes stories in the making of the film, Carroll’s career, and other jewels of the great eras in filmmaking. Baker’s latest book, Who Killed Big Al?, will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at nationalartsclub.eventbrite.com.
PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is first-come, first-served and entry to the event can not be guaranteed. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the event start time.