The Andy Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, The George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh.
The Golden Bed (1925) Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
Newly restored, 35mm archival print, color-tinted, 92min., silent, with live musical accompaniment composed and performed by Pittsburgh musician Dave Bernabo.
Starring Lillian Rich, Henry B. Walthall, Vera Reynolds, Theodore Kosloff, Rod La Rocque, Warner Baxter, Robert Cain, Robert Edeson, Julia Faye.
Epic director Cecil B. DeMille’s The Golden Bed is among the most lavish films he ever made. Set during the Roaring Twenties, it is an extravagantly decadent tale of hot love affairs that result when a rich girl loses her fortune and a poor boy strikes it rich. To satisfy her mad thirst for money and glamour, the impoverished Flora ensnares a wealthy candy magnate and schemes to take him for all he’s worth, betraying friends and family along the way. DeMille spared no expense to create a stunning degree of visual opulence, culminating in the fabulous “Candy Ball” scene, in which all of the ladies’ gowns (designed by Edith Head) are adorned with real candy and are greedily devoured by their many suitors. The Golden Bed is the scandalous sensation of the season!
Preservation funded by The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of the George Eastman House.