The Atlanta Symphony is presenting Casablanca this Friday, film on the big screen, while the magnificent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays the score. CAN YOU IMAGINE!
This is not to be missed. And maybe to prepare, I'll do a little 'round robin of classic films starring the truly fantastic actors and actresses of the Silver Screen. We'll start with Bogey and add Audrey for some Sabrina.
And then there's Audrey and Greg Peck in the inimitable Roman Holiday.
Next is Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman.
Then How to Marry a Millionaire for some keynotes delivered by Betty, Lauren, and Marilyn.
Marilyn and Tony Curtis warm things up with Some Like It Hot.
How about the more obscure Kings Go Forth with Curtis and Natalie Wood.
Also starring The Voice himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra.
Which of course means I'll have to take time for one of my favorites: Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society.
And next is Kelly and Cary in To Catch a Thief.
Then Bringing Up Baby with Cary and Katharine.
Or The Rainmaker with Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster.
From Here to Eternity stars Lancaster and the lovely Deborah Kerr,
who starred in The Journey with Yul Brynner.
(And was photographed by him!)
Apparently Brynner was a marvelous photographer, because while on set of Anastasia,
he also captured the beautiful Ingrid Bergman.
Which brings us back to where we started, to Bergman and Bogey at Sam's piano in Rick's Cafe Americana.
So if you're in Atlanta this weekend, head to the amphitheatre in Alpharetta and catch the sweeping drama of Casablanca with a LIVE soundtrack. If it plays and you're not there, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But soon, and for the rest of your life!