Movie Series:  Parrish

 

 

Are you nostalgic for a crowd of movie-goers experiencing an honest-to-goodness filmed in Windsor big screen soap opera together?  Then join film aficionados at Windsor Historical Society on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 for free popcorn and a screening of the 1961 movie Parrish.  Watch 1950s heartthrob Troy Donahue, blonde bombshell Connie Stevens and film legend Claudette Colbert (in her last screen role) bring the “passions and clashes” of Mildred Savage’s best-selling novel to the Society’s big screen.

Parrish was filmed in Windsor and other Connecticut locales in 1960 and features cars, fashions, and culture of the era.  Troy Donahue plays the title role in this coming of age story set on the tobacco farms and in the fields of the Connecticut Valley.  Villainous tobacco barons vie with upstanding tobacco farmers, romance blossoms, blue mold threatens and barns burn in this Hollywood depiction of working tobacco in Windsor.   Seventy-five local Chaffee School girls got paid $21 a day to be extras in the movie and catch a glimpse of the blond teen idol, and most Windsor residents of the time remember the filming. 

Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward will give a short opening commentary before the film.  The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for senior and students, $15 per family with Windsor Historical Society member admitted at $4 apiece.  Hope to see you!

 

 

Location:  Windsor Historical Society

                96 Palisado Avenue

                     Windsor, CT 06095  

 

Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633

E-mail:  info@windsorhistoricalsociety.org

 

 

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