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Hotting up

Pauline McLean | 18:09 UK time, Monday, 6 September 2010

Film premieres are one thing. But dressing up to the nines to attend the screening of a 51-year-old film?

Welcome to the latest offering from Club Noir. Hot on the (high) heels of their burlesque night collaboration with Scottish Opera, they're chumming up with Glasgow Film Theatre for a film club.

The first film - with saucy sequins aplenty - was Some Like It Hot - and those so inclined, could turn up in clothes appropriate to the film.

A friend - a vision in velvet and chiffon - was put out when her partner suggested she take along a double bass.

"Either he doesn't know the film as well as he thinks, or he thinks I look like a man in drag," she grumbled.

Still, in costume or not, it was almost a full house at the GFT on a Sunday night, leaving Club Noir impressario, Tina Warren with just one problem - what to persuade GFT to screen next?

A tantalising glimpse of the 1943 film Lady of Burlesque, starring Barbara Stanwyck, and based on Gypsy Rose Lee's wonderfully-named mystery thriller The G String Murders, doesn't live up to the teaser, according those who've seen it.

The forthcoming Hollywood film Burlesque - starring Cher and Christina Aguilera - also fails to fit the bill which organisers say requires nostalgia, great costumes and just the right level of sauciness.

Let's hope they find something suitable - I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship....


  • Comment number 1.

    Oh, I love the idea of dressing up for Some Like it Hot!

    Though I suspect at my age and shape I would have to go AS the double bass!

    As for films, they could always show Gypsy, the bio-pic of Gypsy Rose Lee.

    Or maybe the film Cabaret? Does that count?



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