DECEMBER 8TH- 2016- THURSDAY- 4:48AM- NOW
A SCREENING OF
A SCREENING OF
ADVISE & CONSENT
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ADIVSE & CONSENT
Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Burgess Meredith, Eddie Hodges, Paul Ford, George Grizzard, Inga Swenson, Betty White and others.
The title derives from the United States Constitution's Article II, Sec. 2, cl. 2,
which provides that the President of the United States "shall nominate, and by and with the
Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States".
in the course of confirmation proceedings.
The film features the screen debut of legendary actress Betty White
as Senator Bessie Adams of Kansas.
The film is also the first mainstream film to feature a scene in a gay male bar-
unheard of at the time.
A Face in the Crowd
The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story "Your Arkansas Traveler",
from the collection, Some Faces in the Crowd (1953).
The story centers on a drifter named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes who is discovered by the producer (Neal) of a small-market radio program in rural northeast Arkansas. Rhodes ultimately rises to great fame and influence on national television.
The film launched Griffith into stardom, but earned mixed reviews upon its original release.
Later decades have seen reappraisals of the movie, and in 2008 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically,
or aesthetically significant".