Friday, January 6, 2012
Ali MacGraw..."Love Story" screening & tribute at Castro Theatre!
I vividly recall that fans literally weeped out loud in their seats beneath the footlights at movie theatres around the country when "Love Story" first screened decades ago.
What a tear jerker!
Of course - what has commonly become known as a "chick flick" - launched that old-familiar (but sappy) sentimental phrase:
"Love is never having to say you are sorry"
Overnight, Ali MacGraw (Ryan O'Neal, too) was propelled into the glare of the International spotlight - an "it" girl - who managed to survive her fifteen minutes of fame (in part due to steamy scandalous affairs between-the-sheets with the likes of screen stud Steve McQueen).
Though a recluse in recent years, Ms. MacGraw is slated to appear at a screening of "Love Story" on Valentine's Day, which has turned out to be quite a coup for the Castro Theatre.
On the eve of the return of the classic love story to movie theatres, there will also be a tribute to Ms. MacGraw as well.
To ensure that film buffs get a lot of bang for their buck, management has booked Katya Smirnoff Skyy to warble the theme song as Hollywood hopefuls compete in an Ali MacGraw / Ryan O'Neal look-a-like contest which should be a real hoot!
The winners will be crowned by the ever-gracious Ms. MacGraw.
Romantics may reserve tickets (sure to go fast) at 415.863.0611 in San Francisco.
Callers who ask for the "Preppie" (an inside trivia joke) will get a $5.00 discount.
See 'ya there!