Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts is a leading exponent of early jazz piano. He's played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.

 

Live accompaniment: It (1927), starring Clara Bow

  • The Hollywood Theater 1449 Potomac Ave Pittsburgh, PA, 15216 United States

Starring Clara Bow: The siren of the jazz age in the film that made her a legend! The quintessential flapper, Clara Bow, is captured at the height of her charm in the definitive Jazz Age romantic comedy: IT

Live accompaniment at The Hollywood Theater by Tom Roberts on piano and Dale Abraham of WESA Rhythm Sweet and Hot on the mighy theater organ!

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Inspired by a story by Elinor Glyn—who uses the simple pronoun to encapsulate the spirit of the sexually-liberated youth of the prohibition era in America—a saucy lingerie salesgirl sets her sights on the handsome owner of the department store in which she works. Unlike the sexless starlets or cool beauties of the silent screen, Bow was prone to playing the sexual aggressor in her films, a daring deviation from female passivity that revolutionized the role of women not only in cinema but in society as well.

 

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