The Heiress (1949)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Catherine Wyler, Lesley Stahl
Fri, April 25th, 2014 | 7:00 pm


This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the film series is free during the Museum's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

The Heiress (1949)
Producer Catherine Wyler and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl introduce William Wyler’s classic adaptation of Henry James’s Washington Square, in which a wealthy, naïve young woman falls for a handsome man despite the protests of her overbearing father. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson. 115 min.


Catherine Wyler’s career spans the worlds of film, television, and live theater. She’s served as a studio executive, an independent producer, and has held leadership positions at major American cultural institutions. In the 1980s, she was Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures and Director of Cultural and Children’s Programming at PBS. Lesley Stahl has been a correspondent for 60 Minutes since 1991 and is a former CBS News White House correspondent.


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 Fridays programs.

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