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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Imitation of Life, Movie 1934, Claudette Colbert
Looking for something way cool to do tonight ?
Head to the Red Barn Theater in Saugatuck for the Movie
Imitation of Life
It's a drama that touches on such
controversial (for 1934) topics as interracial romance and exploitation of blacks.Claudette Colbert and Warren William
are the romantic leads, with Louise Beavers as Colbert’s black friend and
Rochelle Hudson as Colbert’s willful daughter.
Based on a novel by Fannie Hurst, the film had difficulty
being made, primarily because censors at the Hays Office (keeper of Hollywood
morality in those days) objected to the script submitted by Universal Studios,
which was claimed to contain elements of miscegenation and the attempted
lynching of a black boy.Shooting
had already been under way for two weeks when the script finally received
The plot has Colbert as Bea Pullman, a widow with a young
daughter, who takes in a black housekeeper, Delilah (Beavers) who also has a
daughter.The four quickly become
family, and Bea recognizes that Delilah’s pancakes could be marketed.They open a restaurant in Atlantic
City, and then Bea realizes that Delilah’s image can be used to market pancake
flour (Aunt Jemimah?).
Meanwhile, Delilah’s daughter passes for white at school,
setting the stage for great conflict with her mother.Not to be outdone, Bea’s daughter falls in love with her
mother’s boyfriend (William).
Join host John Hardy at 6:30 p.m. for classic TV shows
followed by the main feature at 7 p.m on The Big Screen, complete with brand
new surround sound courtesy of Andrew Plummer.You’ll love the warm and cozy lower level of The Red Barn,
3657 63rd St. at Blue Star Hwy., Saugatuck, about a quarter mile east of Exit
41 off of I-196.Suggested
donation is $5. Free popcorn from CNJ Popcorn Co. and $1 concessions. Call
(269) 857-5300 for more information.