In 1935, 17-year-old aspiring actress Marsha Hunt signed with Paramount Pictures and went on to a flourishing career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She made 54 films in 17 years, notably Pride and Prejudice (1940) and Raw Deal (1948). Then she was blacklisted. After that rude life-and-career interruption, she championed humanitarian causes as one of Hollywood’s first celebrity activists.
A documentary, Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity (2015), tells this highly respected actress’s story. At 100, the still articulate, still elegant, still beautiful, always refined Hunt continues her activism, spurring important thought and conversations about American cultural and social history — particularly the heinous, despicable HUAC period.
She may have a few choice words about what is plaguing our nation at this very moment.
On July 10 at the Laemmle NoHo Theatre, Hunt will attend a screening of the documentary to join in conversation with filmmaker Roger C. Memos and L.A. Times film journalist, Susan King. The film then opens Friday, July 13 at the Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino where a Q&A with Ms. Hunt and Mr. Memos will follow a 7:20 screening of the film on Tuesday, July 17.
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