Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00
On Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m., the Massapequa Park Library at 40 Harbor Lane will have the Massapequa Park Movie Man John Carpenter present as his last Classic Film Program until March another one of his rare screen gems from out of his 3,000-plus film collection. He has planned to bow out with a bang for all residents as far west as Queens County that have regularly packed his educational and entertaining Saturday smile fests. In the college football all-star musical superstar-filled classic, Judy Garland will again show why in her very first feature how the little young girl with the tremendous vocal talent stole the show from such favorites as Jack Haley, Tony Martin, Patsy Kelly, Stewart Erwin and even that comedy-tuned trio, the Yacht Club Boys.
All ages of armchair and sofa old movie fans can rest assured that Carpenter will not let them down as he starts his programs with shorts that are on the same theme as the feature, highlighting the program as Paramount’s most popular songwriters will not only be seen creating their newest song hit but will actually be heard performing such smash hits as Did You Ever See A Dream Walking. As soon as Mack Gordon and Harry Revel’s one reeler is completed, Popeye the Sailor takes over the big screen in the football toucher downer all in glorious black and white.
As this Movie Man program will be his last until March he, himself, will celebrate this month of the holidays by giving movies to all those movie men and women so that they can get their film fan fix until he again returns to unify his SRO crowd with movies that can be enjoyed as one film fan family. As only Carpenter knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, everybody better attend just in case.