PHOTO CALL: "Porgy and Bess" Back on the Silver Screen

News   PHOTO CALL: "Porgy and Bess" Back on the Silver Screen The 1959 Hollywood movie "Porgy and Bess" had a rare big-screen engagement Sept. 26-27, marking the first time in nearly 50 years that the "road show" print of the Gershwin musical appeared in a movie house.
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The special screenings at Clearview Cinemas' Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan were followed by a discussion on the film and its director, presented by film professor and author Foster Hirsch. The picture's director, Otto Preminger, is the subject of a new Hirsch-penned book, "Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would be King," due out from Knopf Oct. 21. ***

At left (from top): Diahann Carroll; Farley Granger and film professor Foster Hirsch; Sondra Lee; Taina Elg and Foster Hirsch.

Below (from top): The late Otto Preminger's relatives: grandson Evan Preminger, son Dr. Mark Preminger, granddaughter Kimberly Preminger and widow Hope Preminger; Ken Kramer, Robert Kimball, Foster Hirsch and Michael Strunsky.

photos by Aubrey Reuben

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