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Rare Dennis Morgan movie in the park, and live band music
Saturday, July 18th, 6:30PM
Two Strike Park (5107 Rosemont Avenue)
This very rare Dennis Morgan Movie "The Desert Song" has not been seen since it was shown in theaters in 1943! This is a sweeping extravaganza of Arabs versus the Nazis in the North African desert. Dennis Morgan foils the enemy at every turn, all the while serenading his leading lady Irene Manning. For obscure copyright reasons, this movie has never been released on DVD or shown on TV. We will be showing a personal copy of a friend of the Morgan Family.
Dennis Morgan, a popular film star of the '40s and '50s, was a resident of the Crescenta-Canada area. He was very involved in civic affairs and local charities, and was the driving force in creating the very park we'll be watching this movie in, Two Strike Park. He was considered the unofficial Mayor of CV. Dennis Morgan's family will be there to greet you.
The band is "The Maestros," a group of older gents who play jazz and rag time. The band is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm with the movie to start around 8:30 pm.
People should bring chairs, blankets, food & drink (no alcohol). Umbrellas or shaders are an option with the late summer sun. Parks will be supplying a popcorn machine for our use and enjoyment. We have CV Town Council President Steve Pierce, and LA County Parks to thank for this free event.