Mississippi Matinee an Exhibition of the State and the Silver Screen
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Introduction: Tennessee Williams(3)
The title came from one of Williams' early plays. The cast included three Oscar winners (Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, and Anna Magnani), and Sidney Lumet directed the script co-written by Williams and Meade Roberts. 
Set in Marigold, Mississippi, location shooting actually took place in Milton, New York. Tensions ran high on the set as co-stars Magnani and Brando repeatedly clashed over their roles.
On display is a mimeograph script from the film and an original pressbook.
This Property Is Condemned(1966) features an all-star cast with Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, and Robert Blake. The legendary John Housman and Ray Stark produced the film, and Sydney Pollack directed. Francis Ford Coppola is one of five screenwriters, who describe their work as only "suggested by" the Tennessee Williams play. However, much of the story is the same -- the tale of a railway administrator sent to Dodson, Mississippi to close down the system. There he interacts with the flirtatious Alva who is trapped in a world of hypocrisy and imagination. Reviews proved lackluster.[go to page 4 >>]

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