Past Event Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House2013: The Monkey Talks
American auteur director Raoul Walsh (High Sierra, White Heat) directs this beautiful and surreal fantasy which centers around a circus love triangle between the lovely tightrope walker, played by Olive Borden who is considered to be among the most beautiful actresses of the era; an acrobat who impersonates a talking chimpanzee; and a former suitor who poses as the “animal” trainer. The makeup was done by Jack Pierce, who also created some of the cinema’s most famous monsters including The Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster.
A new score for the film composed and performed by Michael Johnsen (electronics) and Tom Roberts (piano) will be debuted live.
The Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh.