Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch

The Wild Party

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The Wild Party
James Ivory, 1975
USA | 95 minutes

In typically dazzling Merchant Ivory fashion, The Wild Party is a stylish snapshot of 1920s Hollywood decadence, based on the notorious titular poem by Joseph Moncure March. Aging comedian Jolly Grimm (James Coco) attempts to celebrate his big comeback by staging a party, but the event quickly turns into a free-for-all, with his paramour Queenie (Raquel Welch) hungrily pursued by a hot young actor (Perry King). It’s a fascinating production, characteristically well-mounted by Merchant-Ivory, that captures both the sourness and the nostalgia of the scene. With Tiffany Bolling and David Dukes.

Series: Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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