Tuesday, June 7

Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member & children under 12)

General Pepper drives his daughter Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) from their Georgia home to Hollywood so that they can prove to the Hollywood filmmaking community that she is a serious dramatic actress. Peggy is hired by filmmaker Billy Boone. It isn’t until after filming her first scene that Peggy realizes the movie is a slapstick comedy not serious art. Billy falls for Peggy. Peggy becomes an overnight success as a comedic movie actress. Then Peggy comes to the attention of “serious” Hollywood. She is convinced by one of her serious movie leading men that her private life has to match that serious screen image for her to become a complete success in Hollywood. Thus, she transforms herself from Peggy Pepper, down home Georgia waif, to “Patricia Pepoire”, serious French aristocratic actress. This “real life role” becomes her biggest acting challenge. She will eventually have to come to a decision if losing her identity is worth obtaining her goal of being a serious dramatic actress. The film features cameos by some of the most famous actors of the silent era including Chaplin and William S. Hart. The film was directed by King Vidor.

Running time: 89 minutes