The Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, will host the Chicago premier of a feature-length documentary film entitled Of Dolls and Murder on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7 p.m.
The documentary, 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 narrates the tiny world of big time murder. Official website www.ofdollsandmurder.com.
The screening will commemorate the 134th anniversary of Frances Glessner Lee’s birthday. Filmmakers will be present to introduce the film.
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 Avenue to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.