Lost and Lonely
Happy Tuesday, dear readers. In celebration of the passing of Monday, LAist offers you a spectacular box-office flop, some film noir, plus a little rock 'n' roll and a little bit of country.
Part of the ongoing series of musicals showing at the Egyptian Theater, tonight is the ill-fated 1973 musical Lost Horizon, a film which cannot be found on video. Directed by Charles Jarrott, the film bombed at the box office despite the power of its stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Charles Boyer and John Gielgud; music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David; script by Larry Kramer; choreography by the legendary Hermes Pan; and costumes by Jean Louis (who dressed Rita Hayworth in Gilda). The film starts at 7:30 PM and (schedule permitting) will be followed by a discussion with actor Michael York.
Also in film, see the 1947 film noir classic Nora Prentiss at LACMA this afternoon. Directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Ann Sheridan and Kent Smith, it is the story of a married doctor who meets and falls in love with a lounge singer and must decide between the life he leads and his new love.
Spend your evening with The Hives and Sahara Hotnights at the Henry Fonda Theater during their second night in town. LAist has it from reputable sources that The Hives are quite the live show, a la The Stones in the early '70s.
Head over The Echo for some country rock straight out of Lubbock, Texas—also known as the hometown of one Buddy Holly. The Flatlanders, featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, will be performing tonight with the excellent Mike Stinson. Formed in 1970, The Flatlanders are one of country's most interesting groups, back together again after a hiatus that lasted from 1973 until the present. Catch them while you can! Doors open at 8:00 PM, tickets are $15.00.