Behind the Scenes in the Golden Age of Hollywood Sunday January 9th 2011

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
661 Route 308
Rhinebeck, New York 12572

Join Carey Harrison in an intimate conversation as he shares the legendary stories of the Golden Age of Hollywood.   3 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2011 Tickets: $14 General Admission

Carey Harrison, son of the late Sir Rex Harrison, one of the greatest stage and screen actors of the 20th century, and celebrated actress Lilli Palmer, tells stories about ‘My Fair Lady,’ about the making of ‘Cleopatra,’ about Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Noel Coward, David Niven, Burton & Taylor, Charlton Heston, Julie Andrews, and many others. Carey speaks of his own participation in his parents’ lives and of his lifelong fascination with their art.  “It began in 1949 when, aged 5, I had to be removed from the Broadway theater where Rex was playing Henry VIII in the original production of ‘Anne Of A Thousand Days,’ a play in which the king, later played on screen by Richard Burton, slaps Anne Boleyn. I was carried out, screaming, ‘Daddy slapped that woman!'” He will also tell you of the time when Rex called the former King of England a ‘little bugger’, and who, on his deathbed, Rex told to “drop dead.”