Quintessentially tall, dark, and handsome, legendary movie star Rock Hudson epitomized all-American manhood at the pinnacle of his fame. The country’s favorite leading man in the ’50s and ’60s, he oozed charm, strength, virility, and charisma in classics like Magnificent Obsession, Giant, and Pillow Talk. His mainstream appeal translated into box office success during the last hurrah of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In the 70s and 80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans.
This documentary celebrates Hudson’s achievements on film, stage and television. In addition to classic film clips, this tribute features interviews with many of Hudson’s co-stars, including Carol Burnett, Doris Day, Claudia Cardinale, Piper Laurie, Jack Scalia, Linda Evans, John Schuck and Jane Withers. Also providing commentary are film historians Robert Osborne, David Thomson, Illeana Douglas, Thomas Santopietro and Kevin Thomas.
Following the film will be a conversation and Q+A and a book signing with producer Mark Griffin, author of the recently published All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson (HarperCollins, December 2018).
Things to Know
This documentary is part of the ADAFF Film Series - Program 4, in collaboration with the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs).
This event is for ages 18 and older.
There is ample parking at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theaters) parking lot.
Handicap parking available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is AmDocs.
Event Check-in Location
The Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly known as Camelot Theatres), 2300 E.Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Mark Griffin, Cover of the book documentary is based on. Courtesy of Mark Griffin, Producer and Author Mark Griffin
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