Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).
World War II and Its Legacy in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly star as sailors looking for love while on shore leave in Los Angeles in this classic wartime musical. Directed by George Sidney. Starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson. 143 min.
Will Friedwald, a music writer for The Wall Street Journal, has written for The New York Times, The New York Sun, The Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. His most recent book is A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. Ron Simon has been a curator at The Paley Center for Media since the early 1980s and is an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Hunter College, where he teaches courses on the history of media.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Night Programs.