Join Black Talkies on Parade for a colorful afternoon at the movies with a screening of Mahogany Saturday, March 28 at 4 pm. This 1975 film stars Diana Ross in a rags to riches story as she goes from the projects in Chicago to the runways in Rome. Although the film has moments that border on camp, it also tackles controversial issues like gentrification and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Perkins co-star in the film.
Diana Ross designed and oversaw 50 costumes for the film that capture the glamor of the 1970’s. She was inspired by Japanese Kabuki Theater and Asian kites. The music in the movie is as stylish as the fashion. Produced by Motown Records and directed by Berry Gordy, the soundtrack features many great artists like the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross and includes the Oscar nominated “Theme from Mahogany.” After the screening, stay for a discussion led by our resident film historian, Les Wills.
Screening is FREE!
Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230