The Fabulous Allan Carr
Sat Nov 18, 16:00
Film, Barbican, £10.5 / £9.5 con
dir. Jeffrey Schwarz / United States 2017 / 90' (UK premiere)
Known as the producer of musical mega-hit Grease, the sensational Broadway version of La Cages aux Folles and campy disco debacle Can’t Stop the Music as much as throwing legendary parties at his villa that mixed Hollywood royalty with LA’s gay underbelly, Allan Carr was a Hollywood power player with a 30 year career whose love for wearing a caftan on any occasion was only matched by his flamboyant persona.
Born Allan Solomon in Chicago and growing up with a love for movie musicals Carr set his eyes on La-la-lands glitzy lights at a young age. He started off his career on Playboy TV soon becoming manager for stars including Joan Rivers, Mama Cass, Tony Curtis and Ann Margret before making his name as a film producer giving John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John their big breaks and discovering numerous actors from Michelle Pfeiffer to Steve Guttenberg, all the while throwing extravagant parties that were defining the decadent 1970s.
Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine, Tab Hunter Confidential, Vito) immortalizes the life of this splashy entertainment impresario with plenty of depth, not shying away from the more vulnerable moments of Carr’s life, as well as an appreciation of Carr’s tendency for kitsch and pomp.
This screening is generously supported by KLAVžE 28
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