Oct 12, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Room B Description
READ the words… SEE the picture.
Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama. 1956 ~ 3 hours, 21 minutes ~ Rated G.
The film adaptation will be screened on October 12th, with a book/movie discussion to follow. Copies of Giant by Edna Ferber will be available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. and re-open prior to program time.