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LPA Cinema Series: Beyond Kovacs: The Edie Adams Television Shows

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December 5, 2013

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium

Perhaps best known as the Muriel Cigar girl ("Why don't you pick one up and smoke it sometime"?), Edie Adams was a Tony Award-winning actress (for her performance as Daisy Mae in “L’il Abner”) and appeared in classic films such as The Apartment, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Love With The Proper Stranger.

 

 

She was also a film preservationist, saving the Ernie Kovacs (and Edie Adams!) library from extinction.  Ben Modelcurator and co-producer of the new DVD set, Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Televison Collection, will host an overview of her career on television, illustrated by excerpts from "Here's Edie" – which brought her an Emmy nomination - and "The Edie Adams Show," both of which aired from 1962 to '64 and will be seen for the first time in ANY format since originally broadcast.  The evening will include a q&a with Edie's son Josh Mills.

 

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