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Next Time We Love

Sunday, Oct 29 at 1:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

After the Saturday, October 28 screening, Marsha Gordon will sign copies of her book Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott, published by University of California Press, in the Museum gift shop.  

Dir. Edward H. Griffith. 1936, 87 mins. 35mm print courtesy Universal Repertory. With James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell. In his first starring role, Stewart plays a New York reporter who’s separated from his wife (Sullavan) when he’s posted to Rome and she refuses to give up her acting career. With both focused on their work, they become estranged, opening the door for a handsome new pursuer (Milland) to propose that she get a divorce and marry him instead. Based on Ursula Parrott’s 1935 novel Next Time We Live, the film arrived a year after another popular Parrott adaptation, The Divorcee.  

“Parrott was a prolific author, Hollywood screenwriter, and consistent headline-grabber during her colorful, unconventional life. The press covered her new books, Hollywood deals, marriages and divorces, and numerous run-ins with the law. She had four optimistic walks down the aisle (and back); piloted for the Civilian Air Corps during World War II; co-founded a weekly rural Connecticut newspaper with a group including American Newspaper Guild founder Heywood Broun and her literary agent George Bye; and traveled the world, including an extended story-collecting trip to Russia in the 1930s. She spent most of her adult years living in New York City, where she set many of her stories.”Marsha Gordon, author of Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.