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Special Events: Fall 2017
Ciné-Concert: Blue Jeans

November 25 at 1:00
East Building Auditorium
Donald Sosin, pianist, and Joanna Seaton, vocalist

A favorite melodrama of late nineteenth-century American theater, Blue Jeans’ popularity derived, in part, from the hero’s chillingly close encounter with a buzz saw in the play’s final moments. For his 1917 movie adaptation, director John H. Collins cast his partner, petite American actress Viola Dana, as the tomboy who ultimately saves the day, while in the background a bitter local election provides counterpoint to the textures and charms of small-town life. (John Hancock Collins, 1917, 72 minutes)

courtesy George Eastman Museum

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