"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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Movie Memories Update

Crimes and Mister Meanies

You're probably familiar with the current crop of #Me Too movement suspects and convicted perpetrators. 

Cosby300To mention just a few:  Major indie studio movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's trial for alleged sexual abuses of dozens of female complainants is coming up soon.  Excellent actor Kevin Spacey, facing charges for allegedly groping a teenage boy, has seen his "House of Cards" crumble.  And, sadly, Bill Cosby, formerly known as "America's Dad," is doing 3-to-10 in the slammer after being convicted on three counts of sexual assault.

What about those I'm calling the #Them Too perps?  I had a great time over at HarborChase of the Park Cities retirement community (in the Dallas area) recently with my Movie Memories presentation titled "Hollywood's Hot Movie Scandals."

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