Lena Horne: The M-G-M Years

Thursday 5th October

To coincide with the publication of his latest book, Lena Horne: The M-G-M Years, film historian Stephen Bourne will present an engaging and informative talk about Lena Horne’s association with MGM in the 1940s, and her breakthrough as Hollywood’s first Black movie star.


Stephen will include rare photos of the glamorous Lena in MGM productions including Cabin in the Sky (1943), Broadway Rhythm (1944), Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) and Words and Music (1948). Stephen will then answer questions on his book, and the evening ends with a screening of Cabin in the Sky.

Doors open at 6pm, talk by Stephen Bourne from 7pm, film from 8.30pm.

Refreshments will be available in the licensed cafe/bar. For more information email: info@cinemamuseum.org.uk

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