Photo (Miriam_Hopkins.jpg) Miriam Hopkins, the lead actress in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, grew up in Bainbridge.
Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce the first event of its Fifth Annual Carter Arts and Lecture Series.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Auditorium, the Series will kick off with a “Night at the Movies: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” with a special tribute to Bainbridge’s Miriam Hopkins, the lead actress in the 1931 film.
Hopkins was born October 18, 1902, in Savannah and she was raised in Bainbridge. The actress went on to be in classic films such as Trouble in Paradise, The Richest Girl in the World, The Heiress, Carrie and The Chase.
On October 9, 1972, Hopkins passed away. She is buried in Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge.
The Bainbridge State College Carter Arts and Lecture Series invites the community to come out for a “Night at the Movies” and enjoy the film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in paying tribute to Bainbridge’s Miriam Hopkins. There will be a brief presentation about the film during the event.
Guests are encouraged to dress in “classic” movie-going style of the 1930s. The movie night will be presented in classic style, complete with cartoons and newsreels prior to the showing.
As always, all Carter Arts and Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry. The auditorium doors will open at 6 p.m., with the film and presentation beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.bainbridge.edu.