Lenny Zapala and Film Noir Return
Lenny Zapala — film expert and director of the Menands Library — returns this summer and fall to host a “Lizabeth Scott, Queen of Noir” film series.
Many of Hollywood’s best actresses have given brilliant performances as noir heroines; however, only one actress seemed to be made of noir and noir only — Lizabeth Scott.
Of the 22 films she starred in from 1945 to 1961, 15 were crime related or full-fledged noir. Superstardom was not in the cards for Scott in other film genres, but she did leave an indelible mark on Film Noir.
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Mark your calendars.
• June 11: “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.” The 1946 film was directed by Lewis Milestone, and is Scott’s debut along with Kirk Douglas.
• July 23: “Dead Reckoning.” The 1947 film was directed by John Cromwell. Producer Hal Wallis learns that Bogart’s upcoming Noir at Columbia with Rita Hayworth has been held up. Wallis offers Liz to step in. Now we will know if she will be the next Bacall.
• Aug. 20: “Pitfall.” The 1948 film was directed by Andre DeToth. Liz doesn’t play a “bad” girl. She’s just a girl who’s all alone who falls for a married man and is being hunted by a stalker. An average day in Noir-land.
• Sept. 10: “Too Late for Tears.” The 1949 film was directed by Byron Haskin. Liz plays a very, very bad girl.
• Oct. 22: “Dark City.” The 1950 film directed by William Dieterle. One of Liz’s last films for Wallis. It does introduce Charlton Heston to the world.
The Probate Process
Tuesday, June 4, at 1 p.m.
Stephen G. Levy, Esq. hosts a free seminar to teach the basics of the probate process. The seminar will include explanations of probate, fiduciaries, and the steps involved in the probate process.
Getting the most out of Aging
Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.
Calling All Baby Boomers! The mission of Colonie Senior Service Centers is to provide comprehensive services to those in the community who are approaching their mature years. Find out what’s available and what you are missing out on. You might be surprised.