The Parsonage will be screening the 1943 Hollywood film version of Jane Eyre as part of their contemporary arts programme next week.
The event takes place on Friday 18 February, 7.30pm at the West Lane Baptist Centre in Haworth. The film is being screened to celebrate the museum’s acquisition of the original film screenplay, which is now on display at the Parsonage, complete with handwritten notes by its author, Aldous Huxley.
The 20th Century Fox production was directed by Robert Stephenson and stars Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. It also briefly features a very young Elizabeth Taylor in one of her first screen roles, as Jane Eyre’s school friend Helen Burns. The film will be screened after a short introduction by Charmian Knight, and there will be an interval with refreshments served.
The screenplay, produced in the war years, is stamped, ‘’Less shooting over here means more shooting over there! Save our film!” It was acquired by the museum last year, with assistance from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, and will be on display throughout 2011.
Tickets are £6/ £3 (under 16s) and can be booked in advance from
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