Bob & Wray: A Hollywood Love Story

March 15th 2019 - April 2nd 2019

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Friday, March 15 – Tuesday, April 2

Screenwriter Robert Riskin (1897–1955) and actress Fay Wray (1907–2004), happily married for over a decade, worked together only once (perhaps unwittingly), though individually they helped create two of Hollywood’s most emblematic Depression era movies. Fay is most iconically remembered as the love interest of “the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood,” but, in a 7-decade career, essayed everything from silent comedy foil, Western heroine, and screwball comedienne to the touching ingénue of a Von Stroheim silent masterpiece. Bob was one of the architects of the classic screwball comedy, creating brisk, mile-a-minute patter and his own Riskinesque gallery of smart-aleck reporters, ulcer-ridden editors, runaway heiresses, and oddball millionaires.

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir (published by Pantheon), a new book about her parents by Victoria Riskin, will be available at our concession during the series. Ms. Riskin will also introduce selected shows, with Q&A and book signing on opening night.

Upcoming Screenings

Past Screenings

  • It Happened One Night
    Frank Capra1934105 minDCP
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD
    • Film Forum
      • Friday Mar 1512:30pm4:00pm
      • Saturday Mar 163:40pm7:45pm
  • It Happened In Hollywood
    Harry Lachman193767 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
  • The Wedding March
    Eric von Stroheim1928113 minDCP
    Introduced by Victoria Riskin with post-film interview and book signing
  • King Kong
    Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack1933100 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
  • Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
    Frank Capra1936115 minDCP
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with PLATINUM BLONDE
    • Film Forum
      • Sunday Mar 173:20pm
      • Monday Mar 1812:30pm
      • Tuesday Mar 1912:30pm
  • Platinum Blonde
    Frank Capra193189 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
    • Film Forum
      • Sunday Mar 171:40pm5:35pm
      • Monday Mar 182:45pm
  • The Night Club Lady
    Irving Cummings193266 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with THE BIG TIMER
  • The Big Timer
    Eddie Buzzell193272 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with THE NIGHT CLUB LADY
  • When You're In Love
    Robert Riskin1937110 minDCP
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with THE TEXAN
  • The Texan
    John Cromwell193079 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE
  • The Clairvoyant
    Maurice Elvey193581 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with BLACK MOON
  • Black Moon
    Roy Del Ruth193468 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with THE CLAIRVOYANT
  • Mister 880
    Edmund Goulding195090 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with BROADWAY BILL
  • Broadway Bill
    Frank Capra1934104 min35mm
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with MISTER 880
  • American Madness
    Frank Capra193275 minDCP
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with THE MIRACLE WOMAN
  • The Miracle Woman
    Frank Capra193190 minDCP
    Double Feature: 2-for-1 with AMERICAN MADNESS