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CG: Supermodels, Soledad O'Brien and Sheldon Harnick Set for The Paley Center, Beg. 7/17

July 12, 2012 - by NYC News Desk
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The Paley Center for Media has announced its July 2012 events, featuring the New York premiere of the HBO documentary film ABOUT FACE: SUPERMODELS THEN AND NOW, Soledad O'Brien, Sheldon Harnick, and more. See below for further details.


Tuesday, July 17th

ABOUT FACE: SUPERMODELS THEN AND NOW reunites fashion’s legendary models to reflect on their lives, careers and complex relationships with their physical appearance and the business of beauty. From our culture’s obsession with youth to substance abuse, self-esteem, race and even plastic surgery, this film explores beauty as a commodity, overnight stardom and the reinvention that can come with aging. The HBO documentary film reveals how a handful of extraordinary women defined and redefined beauty from the 1940s through the 1980s. Shot by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in his intimate portrait style, the film features some of the all-time most celebrated visages of the 20th century: Carol Alt, Marisa Berenson, Karen Bjornson, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Paulina Porizkova, Isabella Rossellini and Lisa Taylor.

WHO: Christie Brinkley, Carol Alt, Karen Bjornson, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Lisa Taylor, Nancy Donahue, Dayle Haddon
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and more!

She's Making News: Soledad O’Brien

Thursday, July 19, 2012
1:00 pm ET
New York
Soledad O’Brien
Moderator: Pat Mitchell, President/CEO, The Paley Center for Media

Soledad O’Brien, anchor of the CNN morning show Starting Point, has reported breaking news from around the globe, as well as produced acclaimed documentaries on crucial issues facing the world today. She also covers political news from CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television” and is the author of the lauded memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities. Her recent insightful documentaries include Black in America: The New Promised Land—Silicon Valley; The Women of 9/11; Don’t Fail Me: Education in America; and Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door. Before joining CNN in 2003 as anchor of American Morning, O’Brien worked at NBC News where she hosted Weekend Today. In 2011 she received her first Emmy Award for her reporting on Haiti for Anderson Cooper 360. O’Brien will engage in a conversation with Paley Center president Pat Mitchell about her professional and personal journey in journalism.

Musicals on Television: An Afternoon with Sheldon Harnick

Saturday, July 28, 2012
2:00 pm ET
New York
FREE for Paley Center Members
Included with general admission

As part of the annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), the Paley Center is pleased to honor the three-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick—who collaborated with composer Jerry Bock on landmark musicals including the Pulitzer Prize winner Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Rothschilds.

The Canterville Ghost (1966), a musical that Harnick and Bock wrote specifically for television, will be screened along with the 1978 BBC telecast of She Loves Me. Bill Rudman, host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Broadway Channel program “On the Aisle,” will be on-hand to interview Mr. Harnick about his work.

The Paley Center has partnered with NYMF each season since the festival began in 2004.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

2:00 pm
ABC Stage 67: The Canterville Ghost (1966)

This updated musical version of Oscar Wilde’s short story concerns an American ambassador and his family who move into a castle haunted by a ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville (Michael Redgrave). With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Natalie Schafer, Tippy Walker, and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits as the “mod” Duke of Cheshire. Bock and Harnick songs include “Undertow,” “I Worry,” “If You Never Try,” “Vengeance,” and “You’re Super.” Directed by Burt Shevelove, who also wrote the book. (ABC; 60 minutes; color)

Directly following the screening, Sheldon Harnick will be interviewed by Bill Rudman about The Canterville Ghost and She Loves Me.

4:00 pm
She Loves Me (1978)

This much-lauded television adaptation of the Broadway show (with a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the Miklós László play Parfumerie) includes such classic Bock and Harnick songs as “Ice Cream,” “12 Days to Christmas,” and the charming title number. With Robin Ellis, Gemma Craven, Peter Sallis, David Kernan, Diane Langton, Derek Smith, and Nigel Rathbone. Directed by Michael Simpson. (BBC; 105 minutes; color)

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