Double the Dolly! Dolly Parton double feature w/ author Randy L. Schmidt!

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd-6:30 pm signing/7:30 pm movies -Dolly Parton Double Feature!

Author Randy L. Schmidt returns to the AERO Theatre where he previously joined us for his last book, ” Judy Garland on Judy Garland”. This time he is bringing a new volume on Dolly Parton & a really great pair of films too. Join us Sunday, July 23rd for “9 to 5”, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (35th Anniversary!), an introdction by Randy L. Schmidt & the book, “Dolly On Dolly-Interviews & Encounters with Dolly Parton.”


Introduction by author Randy L. Schmidt, who will sign his book Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters With Dolly Parton, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

9 TO 5 (1980) 20th Century Fox, 110 min, Dir: Colin Higgins This classic from director Colin Higgins (writer of HAROLD AND MAUDE and director of SILVER STREAK) brilliantly brings together three of Hollywood’s favorite female stars – Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton – in an uproarious office farce. At Consolidated, the office manager (Tomlin), the vice president’s secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) plot revenge against their sexist, egotistical and hypocritical boss Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman). The scheme spins wildly out of control, forcing them to keep Hart tied up as they take over the company and run it their own way. Full of witty one-liners, great ’80s outfits and an unforgettable soundtrack (including Parton’s Oscar-nominated title song), this delightful, insightful comedy is so much fun “it’ll drive you crazy if you let it.”

 THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (1982) Universal, 114 min, USA, Dir: Colin Higgins Among the most successful live-action musicals of the 1980s, this delightful adaptation of the Broadway smash pairs Dolly Parton as the local madam of Gilbert, Texas, and Burt Reynolds as the town sheriff, whose harmonious relationship is threatened by the arrival of scandal-mongering TV reporter Dom DeLuise. As the indecisive governor who holds the fate of the Chicken Ranch brothel in his hands, Charles Durning earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Overview “Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly,” declares Dolly Parton. Dolly’s is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly’s metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed “Queen of Country Music,” Dolly has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has conquered just about every facet of the entertainment industry: music, film, television, publishing, theater, and even theme parks. It has been more than fifty years since Dolly Parton arrived in Nashville with just her guitar and a dream. Her story has been told many times and in many ways, but never like this. Dolly on Dolly is a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Also included are interviews which have not been previously available in print. Dolly’s feisty and irresistible brand of humor, combined with her playful, pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-awhile delivery, makes for a fascinating and inviting experience in down-home philosophy and storytelling. Much like her patchwork “Coat of Many Colors,” this book harkens back to the legendary entertainer’s roots and traces her evolution, stitching it all together one piece at a time.

Randy L. Schmidt is the author of the acclaimed bestselling biography Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter and the editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland and Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader. He has also written articles for the Advocate and the Observer. He teaches music in Denton, Texas.


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