Festival Events Calendar
Tuesday Aug 1
6:00 pG. Bellows' America
Thursday Aug 3
10:00 aThe Cocoanuts
1:30 pAlex's Ragtime Band
4:30 pBerlin's Songs
7:30 pCheek To Cheek
Friday Aug 4
10:00 aTop Hat
2:30 pHeat Wave
4:30 p20s In Revue
7:30 pBlue Skies
Saturday Aug 5
10:00 aLet Yourself Go!
2:30 pA Day In The Life
4:30 pThe Real Anthem
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 aFilm: Annie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 aFollow The Fleet
2:30 pCome On And Hear
4:30 pTin Pan Alley & The South
Thursday Aug 10
10:00 aHoliday Inn
2:30 pFace The Music
4:30 pBerlin The Man
7:30 pYou're Just In Love
Friday Aug 11
10:00 aCall Me Madam
2:30 pMan Bites Dog
4:30 pBerlin On America
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pMy Walking Stick
7:30 pSay It With Music
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The Cocoanuts The Cocaonuts The Cocoanuts
Film Series
The Cocoanuts
Paramount (1929)
Thu Aug 3, 10:00-11:45 am
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
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While The Four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo) were appearing nightly on Broadway in Animal Crackers in the spring of 1929, they spent their days shooting their first film, The Cocoanuts, at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Long Island. Based on their 1925 stage hit, The Cocoanuts is set in Miami, where hotel manager Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx) struggles to keep his establishment from going under. Hammer's only paying guest is Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont), whose daughter Polly (Mary Eaton) is in love with aspiring architect Bob (Oscar Shaw). Mrs. Potter would prefer that Polly marry the respectable Harvey Yates (Cyril Ring); what she doesn't know is that Yates is a jewel thief, in cahoots with the slinky Penelope (Kay Francis). — Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Written by George S. Kaufman, The Cocoanuts boasts a score mostly by Irving Berlin (Victor Herbert's "Gypsy Love Song" in also in the score). Berlin's contributions are "FLORIDA BY THE SEA", "WHEN MY DREAMS COME TRUE", "THE BELL-HOPS", "MONKEY-DOODLE-DO0", "TALE OF THE SHIRT" (lyrics only; music from 'Carmen') (96 minutes)

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Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
LibertyBank
OFAM 2006 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor