The Woods Hole Public Library will hold an afternoon screening of “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” on Wednesday, November 16 at 2PM. The screening will be held in the Library’s large downstairs meeting room.
This film is based on a book by Paul Gallico originally published in 1958. It centers on the wish of an elderly British cleaning woman (a “char”) who had seen a Dior dress hanging in the closet of her employer, and pined to own her own dress from one of the Parisian fashion houses…..and therein hangs a tale. As unlikely as the perpetual appeal of this plot is, a film was made of the story in 1992 starring Angela Lansbury and Diana Rigg. Although falling out of popularity for decades, (in fact, the book has been discarded from most libraries) the story has resurfaced as both a re-issue of the book as well as a brand new film. It is this new version of the film which will be shown at the Library on Wednesday, November 16 at 2 PM. It stars English actress Lesley Manville. Be assured that lots of beautiful dresses and scenes of Paris will fill the screen!
As always, the film is free and open to the public.