The Opening Night of the 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival will include a very special appearance by actress Stefanie Powers. Miss Powers, perhaps best known for her role on the popular television series, Hart to Hart, will attend the screening of the 1962 thriller Experiment in Terror (7:30pm on Thursday, May 12).
Directed by Blake Edwards, Experiment in Terror starred Glenn Ford as FBI Agent John "Rip" Ripley, Lee Remick as bank teller Kelly Sherwood, and a young Stefanie Powers as Remick’s younger sister, Toby Sherwood. Miss Powers will participate in a brief Q&A after the screening, sign copies of her 2010 memoir, One From the Hart, and attend a private reception for sponsors and all access pass holders.
Stephanie Powers has starred in a long list of films, since first breaking into show business in the late 1950s. Notably, she appeared (as Bunny Dixon) in the Romantic Comedy, Palm Springs Weekend, which was filmed on location in Palm Springs. That film, a local favorite, also starred Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad, Ty Hardin, and Connie Stevens.
Powers also has an impressive number of television credits. Her early television work included a number of popular television series - Route 66, Bonanza, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and the Robert Wagner series It Takes a Thief (in 1970). Stefanie Powers and Robert Wagner later went on to co-star in the popular Hart to Hart television series (from 1979 to 1984). Her role as Jennifer Hart earned her two Emmy and five Golden Globe Award Best Television Actress nominations.
In the 1990s Stefanie Powers and Wagner reunited to make eight Hart to Hart made-for-TV two-hour movies, and in 2008, she was again reunited with Robert Wagner for the filming of a special Hart to Hart edition of the Graham Norton Show on the BBC.
OF NOTE: Robert Wagner will also be making an appearance at the 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival (albeit by video) to discuss his role in another noir classic, A Kiss Before Dying (4:00pm on Friday, May 13).
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2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival
May 12: Thursday
7:30 PM EXPERIMENT IN TERROR
Guest Star, Stefanie Powers
(followed by Miss Powers signing her book, One from the Hart and reception for sponsors and all-access pass holders)
May 13: Friday
10:00 am: THE UNDERWORLD STORY
1:00 PM: SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS, Guest star, Julie Adams
4:00 PM: A KISS BEFORE DYING, (to be followed by exclusive video discussion with star Robert Wagner)
7:30 PM: CAPE FEAR, Guest star, Barrie Chase
May 14: Saturday
10:00 am: 99 RIVER STREET
1:00 PM: PLUNDER ROAD, Guest star, Jeanne Cooper
4:00 PM: LOOPHOLE
7:30 PM: MIRAGE, Guest star, Diane Baker
May 15: Sunday
10:00 am: CRASHOUT
1:00 PM: SABOTEUR, Guest star, Norman Lloyd
4:00 PM: The DAMNED DON’T CRY
Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival All Access Pass: $120.00 (on sale, starting Friday, April 1st)
Individual Ticket Sales: $13 ($11 for matinees) (on sale, starting Friday, April 22nd)
Tickets will be on sale at the
Camelot Theatres Box Office
Open Daily: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs CA 92262
About the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival: Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader, Arthur Lyons, the popular Film Noir festival includes an eclectic mixture of prestigious and obscure black and white “B” movies from the classic film noir period. The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.