February 26, 2016
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: Museum members, youth 7-18, college students with ID $ 5; General admission $ 7
(1941). Directed by Arthur Lubin. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, the Andrews Sisters. (84 min.) 35mm print from Universal Film Archive.
A pre-Pearl Harbor slapstick propaganda charm offensive, overflowing with great 40s songs (the Andrews Sisters sing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) and championship swing dancing. The enigmatic friendship between former burlesque comics Bud and Lou spotlights their complex verbal jousting, and oh, yes, youll learn how to shoot craps. Swing dance talk and demo by Adam Speen and Abigail Browning.