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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Block Cinema: Kitty
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


February 12th, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Kitty, Kitty
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tu, Sa, & Su 10 am–5 pm We, Th, & Fri 10 am–8 pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northwestern University
TAGS:  
Mitchell Leisen video-art, cinema, Kitty
COST:  
Free
> DESCRIPTION

Paulette Goddard plays the title role in this loose adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Kitty is a petty but pretty thief until the painter Thomas Gainsborough discovers her. After sitting for a Gainsborough portrait, Kitty attracts the attention of her social betters and begins climbing the ranks of Georgian England’s upper class. Though rarely seen and unavailable on video, Kitty features Oscar-nominated art direction and elaborate, historically accurate costumes. Presented in an archival print courtesy of the British Film Institute.


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