Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.
Figures from history come to life in May's lineup of Hollywood bio-pics.
In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
Young Mr. Lincoln  (NR; Henry Fonda)
May 3, 2014
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell  (NR; Don Ameche, Henry Fonda)
May 10, 2014
Stanley and Livingstone  (NR; Spencer Tracy)
May 17, 2014
Juarez  (NR; Paul Muni, Bette Davis)
May 24, 2014
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex  (NR; Bette Davis, Errol Flynn)
May 31, 2014