QNYC Event Highlight: Weekend Retrospective on Legendary Songwriter, Singer and Actor Paul Williams


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He predicts that he’ll be remembered mostly for playing Little Enos in the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy, but Paul Williams was a cultural icon in the 1970s and 1980s as a singer, songwriter, actor and Tonight Show with Johnny Carson regular. A Hall of Fame songwriter who has won an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe, his songs have been recorded by everybody from Ella Fitzgerald to David Bowie to Tony Bennett to Kermit the Frog. Williams also wrote the song scores to films such as Bugsy Malone and A Star is Born, as well as the currently touring musical Happy Days. The Nebraska native’s career, including his recent comeback, will be showcased at the Museum of the Moving Image, and he will be present for all screenings. Consider the schedule: Phantom of the Paradise, Jan. 25, 7 pm; The Muppet Movie, Jan. 26, 3 pm; Paul Williams: Still Alive, Jan. 27, 3 pm; Ishtar, Jan. 27, 6 pm.

Weekend Retrospective on Paul Williams
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
Friday, January 25 until Sunday, January 27
7pm – 9pm first night | $12/$9 senior citizens and students