On Wednesday, March 19th, we visited the Smithsonian's National Portait Gallery for a special screening of Flying Down To Rio, hosted by TCM's very own, Robert Osbourne.
Sophia D'Angelo, Anne-Marie Lund, and Susan Starnes joined me for this event, which began with a wine and cheese reception at NPG.
During the reception I had the pleasure of meeting memebers from the Richmond Art Deco Society.
Robert Osbourne did a meet and greet with all of us, followed by a trivia filled Q & A before the film began. Robert was joined by the Smithsonain Curator of the Exhibit, Dancing The Dream.
During the Q&A, Robert Osbounre gave us the full story of his journey and career in film history, along with many insights to TCM programming.
This movie was the first on screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.