The Carrollton Center for the Arts will celebrate Oscar winner (and former Carrollton resident) Susan Hayward with a showing of her film, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, January 6.
Hayward lived in Carrollton with her husband, local businessman Eaton Chalkley, from 1957 until 1966. She won the Academy Award for her role in 1958’s I Want To Live! while living here and was presented with the key to the city upon her return to Carrollton from the Oscar ceremonies. The center hosts a showing of one of her films each year in January.
“We are excited about this opportunity to pay tribute to this remarkable actor who once called Carrollton home,” said Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “There are still many in the community who remember Susan not only as a famous star on the big screen, but as a neighbor, too.”
The 1952 film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s short story, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, starred Hayward, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner. Peck plays a writer reflecting on his failures in life as he lies wounded from a hunting accident in Africa. Hayward plays his wife, Helen, who tends to his wounds, listens to his ranting and talk of lost loves and tries to encourage him until help arrives.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Jan. 6th, 2 p.m.
Carrollton Center for the Arts
$5 per person, includes popcorn and water
For questions concerning this event or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Tim Chapman, Arts Superintendent at (770) 838-1083.