What were you doing on Sept. 26, 1987? I was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, seeing for the first time The Palm Beach Story. (By an odd coincidence, the movie’s supporting actress, Mary Astor, had died the night before.) It was my introduction to the genius of film writer/director Preston Sturges, and I have taken it upon myself to be the movie’s cheerleader ever since.
This gift from God will next be broadcast on Turner Classic Movies on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8:00 Eastern time. Below is a link to my YouTube review of the movie. Treat yourself to this once-in-a-lifetime movie gem. I beg of you.