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History Talk & Movie
July 30, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am$7.50
For the dog days of summer come to the Presidio to enjoy classic refreshments in air conditioned Otero Hall to watch the 1956 movie, “The Bottom of the Bottle” starring Van Johnson and Joseph Cotton. It is based on the 1948 novel by the Belgian-born author of the Inspector Maigret mysteries, Georges Simenon. Simenon and his then-current mistress, lived at the north end of Pendleton Drive; his wife, son, and first mistress lived near the southeast corner of Santa Gertrudis Lane and the East Frontage Road in the 1940’s. He was inspired by local people and conditions to write this novel of intrigue. Local Historian Dwight Thibodeaux will comment on the film as it’s being shown to tie it to local people, places, and events. The film runs 88 minutes. Call 520-398-2252 to reserve a place. $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park.