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
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Sunday Aug 6
2:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 aFilm: Annie Get Your Gun
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 aFollow The Fleet
2:30 pCome On And Hear
4:30 pTin Pan Alley & The South
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
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
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pMy Walking Stick
7:30 pSay It With Music
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Holiday Inn
Film Series
Holiday Inn
Paramount (1942)
Thu Aug 10, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
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Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire star in Holiday Inn as a popular nightclub song-and-dance team. When his heart is broken by his girlfriend, Crosby decides to retire from the hustle-bustle of big city showbiz. He purchases a rustic New England farm and converts it to an inn, which he opens to the public (floor show and all) only on holidays. This barely logical plot device allows ample space for a steady flow of Irving Berlin holiday songs (including an incredible blackface number in honor of Lincoln's Birthday). Oddly enough, the most memorable song in the bunch, the Oscar-winning "White Christmas", is not offered as a production number but as a simple ballad sung by Crosby to an audience of one: leading lady Marjorie Reynolds. Fred Astaire's best moment is his Fourth of July firecracker dance. Ah, but what about the plot? Well, it seems that Astaire wants to make a film about Crosby's inn, starring their mutual discovery Reynolds. Bing briefly loses Reynolds to Astaire, but wins her back during the filming of a musical number on a Hollywood soundstage... As with most of Irving Berlin's "portfolio" musicals of the 1940s, the song highlights of Holiday Inn are too numerous to mention. — Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide (101 minutes)
Event Personnel
Ticket/Venue Info
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