The LAYKA Lens film series is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
The Latest Lens | January 2022
George Cukor, USA, 1950
For the next installment in the LAYKA series, join us on Wednesday, January 13 at 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific as we take a look at George Cukors’s 1950 adaptation of Garson Kanin’s hit play, BORN YESTERDAY.
Born Yesterday tells the story of brassy blonde moll Billie, who finds herself in Washington, D.C. with Harry, her uncouth junkyard millionaire boyfriend, and his sleazy lawyer, who have come to buy a senator for their unscrupulous dealings. In an effort to make Billie more socially acceptable, Harry hires a journalist (William Holden) to “smarten” her up…