Tue21Feb201710:30 amEssex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT
All About Eve - Film
The Essex Record Office’s Neighbourhood Cinema has a genuine Hollywood classic for its February film -'All About Eve'. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s wonderfully literate 1950 drama of theatrical life features Bette Davis in perhaps her greatest performance and one of Marilyn Monroe’s earliest film roles.
The film has been described as a ‘jet-black comedy’ as it tells the story of elegant actress Margo Channing (played by Bette Davis) whose leading lady status is challenged by the ambitious and, importantly, younger Eve (played by Anne Baxter). Apparently, it is the only film in history to earn four female acting Oscar nominations. George Sanders also provides a wonderful performance as the cynical drama critic Addison DeWitt.
Tickets £5 on the door.