The Ladies Man + Bonjour Mr. Lewis, Part 6

BONJOUR MR. LEWIS, Part 6 – 4:00pm
The show opens with the final hour-long episode of Bonjour Mr. Lewis (the ultra-rare six-part 1982 French documentary series) focusing on Jerry’s techniques as a director!

THE LADIES MAN – approx 5:15pm
There is no better argument for Jerry Lewis’s technical genius than The Ladies’ Man.  After the wild success of The Bellboy, Jerry he was given unprecedented budgetary freedom — and boy, did he put it to good use.  As a filmmaker, Jerry loved his toys, and for The Ladies Man he built the biggest, coolest playpen of them all: a four-story, sixty-room, open-faced dollhouse.  This awe-inspiring set was so large that it comprised the entirety of two soundstages, each room armed with its own lighting kit, closed-circuit sound system, a working elevator, the world’s largest crane, and a battery of video monitors secreted around the set so Jerry could check his own performance at all times.  Populating this dollhouse with (what else?) “dolls”, Jerry put a coterie of gorgeous dames to use in a series of hilarious, incredibly choreographed setpieces that could only be compared to the best of Buster Keaton or Jacques Tati, but with that signature Jerry mania.

The Ladies Man Dir. Jerry Lewis, 1961, 35mm, 95 min.
Bonjour Mr. Lewis (Part 6) Dir. Robert Benayoun, 1982, analog presentation, approx. 60 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Ladies Man”!
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