ERIC IDLE TO ATTEND MAY 29 MONTY PYTHON SCREENING AT L.A.'S MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO
by Hans ten Cate
Friday, 10 May 2002

Eric Idle passed along some info about an event this month at the Museum of Television & Radio in case any were interested in attending. Eric will be there to introduce screenings of some rare material and will take questions from the audience.

When: May 29, 2002, Reception at 6:30 p.m. / Introduced Screening at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Museum of Television & Radio
465 N. Beverly Drive (corner of Beverly Dr. and Little Santa Monica Blvd.)
Main number: (310) 786-1000 (for directions see visit MT&R's information page)

What: Monty Python, Shedding Skins - Before and After the Flying Circus

Note: These events are for Museum members and their guests as part of the benefits of membership. You must be a member of the MT&R to attend. Membership info is available on the MT&R website.

The Museum of Television & Radio runs about ten to twelve Members-Only events each year. This month's event is a Curator's Pick entitled Monty Python, Shedding Skins - Before and After the Flying Circus.

The one-time-only event offers a rare look at the Pythons' work prior to the Flying Circus and documents the troupe's candid assessments of their group dynamic and comic legacy after the heyday of the series. The sophisticated, offbeat British children's series Do Not Adjust Your Set featured the work of future Monty Python's Flying Circus castmates Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam. The BBC documentary The Pythons takes the audience behind the scenes of the production of the troupe's film The Life of Brian, produced well after the end of the television series.