Saturday 10 January
FILMS AT THE LIBRARY
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Directed by Irving Cummings, 88 minutes.
In this, her first leading role for Fox, Betty Grable became a nationwide sensation (and the famous WWII pinup girl with the million-dollar legs), and paired with co-star Don Ameche and a glorious Technicolor process, Down Argentine Way was a box-office success. The film also includes rousing dance numbers by the Nicholas Brothers, and introduced American audiences to a Brazilian wonder named Carmen Miranda. [Presented as a preview to Art Deco Weekend 2009 (January 16-18), whose theme is Down Argentine Way: Deco â€¢ Vino â€¢ Tango.] Free admission.
Location: Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach
Information: 305-535-4219 or www.mdpl.org