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The Bottom of the Bottle
November 28, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am$7.50
A narrated showing of the major motion picture “The Bottom of the Bottle.” The Bottom of the Bottle (about life on the Baca Float Ranch in 1948-49) that was filmed locally in Rio Rico, Nogales, Patagonia, and Old Tucson Studios. This may be the only major movie made in Santa Cruz County that was about the people who lived here. For people who missed this event last July when this event was sold out and we had to turn people away at the door, we are delighted to repeat local historian Dwight Thibodeaux’s awesome narrated description and showing of a movie set right here in the Santa Booze Valley. In the 1940s, Georges Simenon, the Belgian-born author of the Inspector Maigret mysteries, 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. He was inspired by local people and conditions to write a novel of intrigue that was then made into the 1956 movie, The Bottom of the Bottle starring Van Johnson and Joseph Cotton. Dwight will talk about the background of the book and comment on the film as it’s being shown to tie it to local people, places, and events. The film runs 88 minutes. Classic refreshments will be served. Call 520-398-2252 to reserve a place. $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park.