Jerry Lewis shooting a home movie production,1953. Photo: Bill Avery. Courtesy Chris Lewis

1951–56. With Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Danny Arnold. At heart, Gar-Ron Productions was just a bunch of friends goofing around on weekends, but the movies they made offer a fascinating glimpse of Hollywood at play during the studio era, as well as a proving ground for Jerry Lewis’s burgeoning directorial skills. This program includes outtakes, field trips, and incomplete films from the Gar-Ron gang, concluding with the complete 12-minute short film A Spot in the Shade, featuring Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Patti Lewis, and Mona Freeman.

Program 60 min.

  1. Wednesday, October 10,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Saturday, October 6,
    4:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Chris Lewis and Rob Stone
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2