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.
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Michael Korda discusses the great romance of Lady Hamilton and Admiral Nelson and how their love saved England. The film, made with Churchill’s input and encouragement, compares Britain’s struggle against Napoleon to its resistance against Hitler’s plans for world domination. Directed by Alexander Korda. Starring Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray. 128 min.
Michael Korda is a bestselling author and the Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon & Schuster. Over nearly five decades his authors have included presidents Carter, Reagan, and Nixon, Charles De Gaulle, the Duchess of York, Cher, Kirk Douglas, Larry King, David McCullough, Tennessee Williams, and Laurence Olivier. His own books include the bestselling novels Queenie and The Fortune, as well as the nonfiction books Charmed Lives, Ike: An American Hero, and With Wings Like Eagles.
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.