FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will present the film, "My
Week with Marilyn", at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday,
Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
The film is devoted to a week in the superstar's life in
England. In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark
(Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his
way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of
'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir
Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle
Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the
playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl
and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was
published some years later as My Week with Marilyn - this is the
story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is
clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of
British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe
desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and
the pressures of work.
The all-star cast includes Michelle Williams, Kenneth Brannagh,
Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, and Judi Dench; the movie was
directed by: Simon Curtis.
The movie is free and open to everyone; donations are
appreciated. For information, www.fola.us and 802-228-7239.