Opinion
Left to right: Larry Wolff, John Carpenter and Daniel Bubbeo.

On May 8 at noon, the Port Washington Public Library will be having a special surprise presentation of Golddiggers of 1933, hosted by John Carpenter. It is a well-known fact that his programs have not only gathered SRO attendances, but that John has gotten the attention of politicians, the Knights of Columbus and other noted celebrities such as TV Legend Joe Franklin. John's lectures have become as known as the stars each of us learn to feel as one with again and his insight as Long Island's top motion picture historian has allowed us to know of the ins, outs, troubles and importance of what went on in front of and behind the cameras.

Jessica Ley, Port Washington's Port Washington's program director, has long been a supporter of the movie man's endeavors and when she saw that the Massapequa Park Library was giving Carpenter a holiday to create more program DVDs of his series, Ley lost no time scheduling a Classic Warner Brothers' Movie Musical Depression-era program with John.

But on a holiday, Carpenter's quest to unearth harder-to-find examples of Hollywood's greatest gift to the world didn't! Together, with the Grand Sheik of the Laurel and Hardy worldwide organization's Larry Wolff and film historian and noted author, Daniel Bubbeo, The Big Three of Movie History joined forces and opened their collections for Carpenter to access from. From Wolff's collection, John will be preserving the RKO comedies of the team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, plus an Eddie Cantor Goldwyn feature, Roman Scandals. From Daniel Bubbeo, the Movie Man has picked the biting Social Commentaries, directed by William Wellman visually proving that the first depression wasn't all screwball comedy. In Loretta Young's Midnight Mary, 1930s' New York girls thrust into poverty and homelessness only saw prostitution as an escape of their daily Depression-era pain and lack of esteem due to it. This summer promises to have students and residents alike racing to a library holding a Carpenter Classic Film Program.


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