"Casablanca" – Hollywood’s Classic Happy Accident

Larry uses PowerPoint images and movie clips to re-visit a true classic in this presentation lasting one hour and 15 minutes. It's an engaging look back at the happy accident that resulted in a B-movie capturing the hearts of movie lovers and critics alike for generations. The audience will learn about one of the big screen's most unusual love triangles (Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid) and that the often-quoted phrase "Play it again, Sam" is never actually spoken in the classic favorite. Also, some audience members are sure to be surprised when it comes to that airplane in the famous last scene.

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

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I had the honor of serving as sidekick and movie guy on Sonny's top-rated San Antonio radio show a few years back. Now Sonny is back on the air with the all new "Sonny Melendrez Show" Sundays at 11 a.m. on San Antonio's 930 AM The Answer.  You can listen live by going to the station's website.

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