Maureen O'Hara Birthday Celebration Schedule – August 17th

Maureen O’Hara Films All Day
The Egyptian Theatre
700 W. Main St, Boise City, ID 83702


The Parent Trap

12.15PM   Meet & Greet with Maureen O’Hara
1.15PM   The Quiet Man
3.40PM   The Black Swan
5.30PM   How Green Was My Valley
8.00PM   The Hunchback of Notre Dame
10.20PM   Only the Lonely

Maureen O'Hara Birthday/Elder Abuse Benefit Dinner and Auction

The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise City, ID 83702

Doors open at 5:30pm; event starts at 6pm
Social Hour
Hors d'oeuvres served from 6pm to 7pm
Cash bar from 6pm to closing
Opening Remarks
Irish Music
Elder Abuse by JAVA
Maureen O’Hara video and live remarks by Maureen O’Hara
Happy Birthday Maureen O’Hara!!!
Irish Dancers








Maureen O’Hara first captured the public’s eye in 1938 starring opposite Charles Laughton in Alfred Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn.  She has held our attention ever since.  In a career that has spanned over seventy-five years, she has starred in over sixty motion pictures including such critically acclaimed classics as The Quiet Man, Miracle on 34th Street, McLintock!, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and How Green Was My Valley.  


Born in Dublin, Maureen O'Hara remains Ireland's greatest Hollywood legend. Known for playing feisty heroines, O'Hara's famously flame-red hair lit up the screen like no other star from the golden age of cinema and she was its undisputed Queen of Technicolor.


In 2004, she published her bestselling memoir Tis Herself and is currently working on a sequel with her longtime biographer Johnny Nicoletti.








The Parent Trap (1961)
This classic Disney romantic-comedy stars Hayley Mills  playing identical twins whose parents (Brian Keith and Maureen O’Hara) divorced when the girls were infants.  Each  parent raised one of the twins in separate countries. The girls are unaware of each other's existences until the day they meet at a summer camp. Longing to meet the parent they never knew, the sisters switch places and scheme to reunite them by stopping their fathers pending engagement.
Showtime: 10:00AM


The Quiet Man (1952)

Legendary director John Ford’s beloved masterpiece and most personal film of his career.  Retired American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returns to the Irish village of Innisfree where he was born to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean finds true love when his eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara), a beautiful but poor local maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The Quiet Man is John Ford’s “love letter” to his ancestral roots in Ireland and to Irish people the whole world over.
Showtime: 1:15PM


The Black Swan (1942)​

A lavish swashbuckler by Henry King, based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini.  When notorious pirate Henry Morgan (Laird Cregar) is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them ,Captain Jamie Waring (Tyrone Power), abducts the previous governor's daughter (Maureen O’Hara) and joins the rebels, non-stop action begins.  The Black Swan won the Oscar® for Best Cinematography and gave Maureen O’Hara the moniker “The Queen of Technicolor.’
Showtime: â€‹3:40PM


How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Spanning 50 years, How Green Was My Valley revolves around the life of a hard-working Welsh mining family, as told through the eyes of its youngest child Huw (Roddy McDowall). Over the years, the family struggles to survive through unionization, strikes, and child abuse.  As they do so, their family, hometown, and its culture begin to slowly disintegrate. Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley won five Academy Awards including Best Picture (beating Citizen Kane).
Showtime: 5:30PM


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Adapted from Victor Hugo's epic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo's  (Charles Laughton) love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda (Maureen O’Hara) amidst the turmoil in France under King Louis XI. The film, made brilliant by massive production design, Alfred Newman's rousing score, beautiful camerawork, and performances to match, was a spectacular hit at the box office, despite being released the same year as Gone With the Wind.
Showtime: 8:00PM


Only the Lonely (1991)

A lonely Chicago cop (John Candy) must overcome his devotion to his overbearing mother (Maureen O’Hara) when he falls in love with a shy funeral home worker (Ally Sheedy).  Written and directed by Chris Columbus, this delightful romantic-comedy marked Maureen O’Hara’s return to the silver screen after a self-imposed twenty year absence.
Showtime: 10:20PM







Legendary screen actress Maureen O’Hara invites you to her 93’rd birthday celebration.  This gala, starting at 6PM on Saturday, August 17th, launches Maureen O'Hara's fight against elder abuse. Net proceeds from the gala will be donated to the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA).  The birthday benefit will be held at The Grove Hotel, Boise's premier entertainment hotel. Enjoy a traditional Irish meal of corned beef brisket and garlic braised cabbage with rosemary new potatoes or a duo entrée of pot roast & citrus marinade grilled chicken with rosemary new potatoes and carrots.  Dinner is served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls, cake, and coffee.   Enjoy a night filled with Irish music, dancing and bagpipes!  Learn more about the plight of elder abuse and what you can do to help stop this silent epidemic. 



Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event also featuring:





Irish Dance Idaho

The McKay Sisters
and the music of The Giant
Leprechauns & Guests



Every vulnerable adult is
visible and valued





The Idaho Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA) is a network of organizations and individuals working to prevent elder abuse through action and education. JAVA’s vision is to help its members work together towards an Idaho where every vulnerable adult is visible and valued.

The organization’s mission is to strengthen community partnerships and resource networks to ensure the dignity, safety, and quality of life of vulnerable adults through advocacy, education, intervention, prevention, and policy development.

Highlights of JAVA activities include partnering with Idaho Legal Aid Services to develop and distribute the Idaho Senior Legal Guidebook, co-sponsoring the 2011 Idaho Summit on Elder Abuse and Exploitation, and working with the Idaho Crime Prevention Association and Peace Officers Standards and Training organization to provide training on prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults throughout the state. In addition, JAVA sponsors bi-monthly meetings designed to exchange information and strengthen the network of professionals working to assure that every vulnerable adult in Idaho is visible and valued.

JAVA, established in 2010 with support from the National Committee on Elder Abuse, is housed in the Center for the Study of Aging (CSA) at Boise State University. The mission of the CSA is to “promote the well being of Idaho’s growing population of older citizens.” The CSA has played an active role in education, research, and advocacy since its founding in 2004.

To learn more, please visit www.javaidaho.org















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