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November 1, 2010

Film Festival to feature Marilyn Monroe

HUNTSVILLE — The Sam Houston State University Political Science Junior Fellows will host their second annual Legends of Hollywood Film Festival, featuring two films starring Marilyn Monroe, Nov. 6 at the Wynne Home Arts Center.

Tickets for the event are $20 and include a screening of one film, a meal including a sampling of international cuisine, and a presentation by Monroe biographer Dr. Carl Rollyson, author of “Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress.”

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of the Howard Hawks film “Monkey Business,” starring Monroe, Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers.

Dinner, which will feature Italian, Mediterranean and Japanese food and wine, will be served from 7-8 p.m. and feature a presentation on Monroe by Rollyson. A screening of Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot,” starring Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.

According to Junior Fellows Faculty Advisor Mike Yanw, the festival is being repeated after the success of last year’s Dana Andrews Film Festival because of a positive response from both attendees and Junior Fellows.

“After we did last year’s, it went pretty well and the students had a good time, so everybody thought it would be interesting to make a series out of it, so then we just thought of another big star,” Yawn said.

Yawn said Rollyson will also introduce both films, and Junior Fellows will be present throughout the event.

“We’ve done our best to pick fun movies, good food, and an interesting speaker,” Junior Fellows President Daniel North said. “People should enjoy themselves.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Yawn at (936) 294-1456. Seating is limited.


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