On June 7th at 7 p.m. at Hill Center, join New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot and movie critic Nell Minow for a screening of Three on a Match (1932), a quintessentially racy, hard-boiled movie from pre-Code Hollywood, the era when movie censorship was not yet in full force. Three on a Match follows three New York gal pals (Joan Blondell, Bette Davis and Ann Dvorak) from the Jazz Age to the Depression, as they find jobs, boyfriends, and for one of them, drugs and debauchery. Co-sponsored by PEN/Faulkner Foundation. This event is free and open to the public, and tickets are available by registering here.
Margaret Talbot has been a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where she covers culture and politics, since 2003 and was formerly a Contributing Writer for The New York Times magazine. She has also written for The New Republic, The Atlantic, and other publications, and been a regular on the Slate Double X and New Yorker podcasts. Her first book, The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and my Father’s Twentieth Century, recounts the story of her father’s (stage and screen actor Lyle Talbot) exceptionally long and incredibly varied career from 1931-1960. Lyle Talbot is featured in Three on a Match.
Nell Minow has been reviewing movies as The Movie Mom since 1995. She writes about movies, television, the Internet, and parenting and reviews movies each week for Beliefnet and reviews current releases and DVDs for 20 radio stations across the US and Canada. Her articles about movies and popular culture have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Family Fun, Daughters, Parents, and the Chicago Tribune, and she was Yahoo’s movie critic for six years. The second edition of her book, The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Movies, was published in 2004 and her most recent book is 2013’s 101 Must-See Movie Moments. She has been profiled in the New York Times, Economist, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Working Woman, CFO Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Washingtonian Magazine, and Chicago Sun Times, and has appeared as The Movie Mom on CBS This Morning, Fox Morning News, NPR, CNN, and dozens of radio stations and received Roger Ebert’s “Thumbs Up” award for her criticism.
Photo Credits (from left): Margaret Talbot (Photo by Nina Subin, courtesy of Riverhead Books) Nell Minow (Courtesy of The Corporate Library)