Guest Speaker: LI’er Maria Cooper Janis, daughter of Gary Cooper
(Long Island, NY) Join Maria Cooper Janis for a tribute to her father, Gary Cooper, with screening, discussion, reception and book signing of her new book Gary Cooper: Enduring Style. DESIGN FOR LIVING by Noël Coward, directed by the great Ernst Lubitsch, stars Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins playing a trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult “gentleman’s agreement” in this pre-Code 1933 comedy.
screening on Thursday, February 2 @ 7pm at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 631-423-7611 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org
Members $15 / Public $20 (Includes Film, Book Signing & Reception) Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006
“Gary Cooper was not only the biggest star of his time, but also the definitive “American” movie star – handsome, honorable, honest.” -Ralph Lauren, from his introduction to Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
“Dressed up like a million dollar trooper, Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper: Super-Duper!” – Irving Berlin, Putting on the Ritz
When Berlin wrote that famous line in 1946, he captured the way Gary Cooper embodied classic American masculine style. Cooper’s unpretentious elegance is in full view in the 1933 comedy Design for Living. Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins play a trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult “gentleman’s agreement” in this pre-Code comedy, adapted by Ben Hecht from a play by Noël Coward and directed by the great Ernst Lubitsch. A risqué relationship story and a witty take on creative pursuits, the film concerns a commercial artist (Hopkins) unable—or unwilling—to choose between the equally dashing painter (Cooper) and playwright (March) she meets on a train. Design for Living is Lubitsch at his sexiest, an entertainment at once debonair and racy, featuring three stars at the height of their allure. (USA, 1933, 91 min., b/w, 35mm courtesy of Universal Pictures)
The new book, Gary Cooper: Enduring Style <http://www.powerhousebooks.com/site/?p=7389> , written by Maria Cooper-Janis and renowned fashion writer G. Bruce Boyer, is a beautiful appreciation of Gary Cooper’s timeless elegance captured in never-before-seen personal photographs. Whether hunting with close friend Ernest Hemingway, lounging with Cary Grant, in the company of royalty or cowboys, this book reveals that Cooper had the perfect outfit for every occasion, embodying a type of refined masculinity rarely seen and in high demand to this day.
Cinema Arts Centre is hosting author Maria Cooper Janis (of Southampton), daughter of legendary movie star Gary Cooper for a Special Film Screening, Interview, Book-Signing, Oscar Statuette Viewing, Reception. See GREAT photos – including Gary Cooper/daughter Maria Cooper in Southampton, LI 1946. (Maria inherited her father’s Southampton estate.) ALL DETAILS at http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/design-for-living/
“Dressed up like a million dollar trooper, Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper: Super-Duper!” – Irving Berlin, “Putting on the Ritz”
BOOK-SIGNING – GARY COOPER: ENDURING STYLE. The event is focused around the publication of her richly illustrated book – co-authored with renowned fashion writer G. Bruce Boyer, and with a forward by Ralph Lauren. As a perfect complement to the book’s themes – “Coop’s” quintessential American male essence and style – we’ll have a:
SPECIAL ARCHIVAL 35mm PRINT FILM SCREENING of Ernst Lubitsch/Noël Coward’s racy pre-Code 1933 DESIGN FOR LIVING. Lubitsch and Cooper at their sexiest and most debonair.
“Gary Cooper was not only the biggest star of his time, but also the definitive “American” movie star – handsome, honorable, honest.” – Ralph Lauren, from his introduction to Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
ACADEMY AWARDS TIE-IN: Rare chance to view Oscar Statuette – Gary Cooper’s Oscar for the landmark HIGH NOON.
*Note Great Story: Maria Cooper’s great uncle Cedric Gibbons, art director at MGM, DESIGNED the actual “Oscar,” first awarded for WINGS – the film which made Gary Cooper a star – after just 90 seconds on screen!
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