Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Joan Crawford takes the spotlight in one of the final programs in the summer film preservation series at the National Gallery of Art. Paid, a characteristic Crawford shopgirl vehicle of the early talkie period, will be revived at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of the East Building. Directed by Sam Wood in 1930, it was the third movie version of a play first produced in 1912, Bayard Veiller’s “Within the Law.” A group of behind-the-scenes shorts will supplement the feature: color home movies of Miss Crawford circa 1940; a glimpse of Martha Graham at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y.; and a vacation color reel of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in Mexico. All National Gallery film programs are free, but an early arrival is often advisable; Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202/842-6799.

— Gary Arnold

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide