18. March 2018 - 15:00 till 18:00

Designing the Movies: Auntie Mame (1958) | Revue Cinema | Sunday, 18. March 2018

Join Designing the Movies host Nathalie Atkinson for a matinée and conversation with special guest Tommy Smythe—designer, television presenter and contributing House & Home editor—about visually dazzling AUNTIE MAME. The 1958 cult classic is a Tommy favourite and was also a lasting influence on other talents like Jonathan Adler, who called the movie a rite of passage for every aspiring interior designer.

Based on the hit stage musical of Patrick Dennis’s bestselling memoir and nominated for six Academy Awards, a ten-year-old orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt at her 3 Beekman Place duplex. Naturally, the stuffy estate trustee disapproves of the eccentric grande dame’s flamboyant lifestyle. Parties, hi-jinx, thematic costumes — and frequent interior re-decoration — ensue.

With sumptuous costumes by Orry-Kelly (Some Like it Hot, Casablanca), glorious and unforgettable design of ever-changing sets by George James Hopkins (My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly!) and overall art direction by Malcolm C. Bert.

SCHREINER door prize courtesy Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, Eve Townsend and Glitterati Editions