Stage and screen actress Celeste Holm will appear at the Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival on March 4 to discuss her career. Holms will speak about various projects, including her role as the playwright's wife in the 1950 classic "All About Eve."
Titled "An Evening With Celeste," the Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival production will feature Holm's "characteristic wit and charm," and a discussion of "behind-the-scenes events of her many famous performances." These include "Oklahoma! with Alfred Drake, in which she originated the role of Ado Annie in the original Broadway production, `Gentlemen's Agreement' (starring Gregory Peck), for which she won a 1946 Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and `High Society,' in which she sang and danced with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. "
"An Evening With Celeste" takes place March 4 at 7 PM at the Savannah Theatre in downtown Savannah. An interview with Holm, movie clips from noted films and an audience question and answer period will be followed by a reception.
The Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival includes music, lectures and workshops, dance and theatre performances, gallery tours and other presentations from March 2-11. For tickets and information call (800) 868-3378 or visit www.savannahonstage.org.
—By Murdoch McBride