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May 24, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve. 1941. USA. Written and directed by Preston Sturges

The Lady Eve. 1941. USA. Written and directed by Preston Sturges

These notes accompany the screenings of Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve on May 25, 26, and 27 in Theater 3.

Preston Sturges (1898–1959) was in that fraternity of Hollywood scriptwriters (along with Billy wilder, John Huston, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Blake Edwards, and Elaine May, to name just a few) who ultimately weren’t content to let someone else direct their scripts. Sturges’s own transition took a long time; he wrote part or all of 17 films between 1930 and his directorial debut a decade later. Read more