Friday, February 24, 2012

Independent Film to Debut at Glessner House Museum: “Of Dolls and Murder”

Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. will host the Chicago premier of a feature-length documentary film entitles Of Dolls and Murder on Sunday March 25. 2012, at 7 p.m.

Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes created by Chicagoan Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), a respected pioneer in the field of homicide investigation and the first female state police captain in the country. From criminally minded college students and real-life detectives, to CSI and a visit to “The Body Farm,” John Waters (the director of Hairspray and other films) narrates the tiny world of big time. Visit the official documentary Web site.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by H. H. Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of original decorative arts.

The cost for the event is $15 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 312.326.1480. The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus south on Michigan Ave. to 18th St., and then walking 2 blocks east.

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