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Pencil This In: Frank Capra on Film, The Jazz Age on Stage

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The Blank Theatre Company previews its new production The Jazz Age tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm. The play focuses on literary history’s most intriguing characters: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald. “This sexy new play goes inside their minds to fantasize on the question of ‘inspiration.’” The production will have a live original score performed by Ian Whitcomb and his Bungalow Boys. The play’s regular run begins Thursday through March 22. Tickets are $22 for preview performances.

CalTech is celebrating the work of alumnus filmmaker Frank Capra. Tonight Capra’s 1948 film He Walked by Night screens at 8 pm at the Ramo Auditorium. This is the film that launched the Hollywood career of the LAPD - and helped Jack Webb develop Dragnet.Larry Mantle, host of 89.3 KPCC FM's daily Air Talk and weekly Film Week will moderate a panel discussion with Henry Sheehan, author Joe Domanick and Glynn Martin, executive director, LA Police Historical Society and a retired LAPD watch commander