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The Chaperone | Masterpiece

Hayley Lu Richardson as Louise Brooks and Elizabeth McGovern as Norma Carlisle

Sun., Nov. 24, 9 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Chaperone brings the star, writer, and director of Downton Abbey together once again! 

Based on Laura Moriarty's best-selling novel, journey from Kansas to New York City with the diffident chaperone to uninhibited dancer, Louise Brooks, in this Jazz Age drama that reunites Downton Abbey screenwriter Julian Fellowes, actresses Elizabeth McGovern, and director Michael Engler

Telling the fictionalized backstory of real-life silent-screen star Louise Brooks, The Chaperone begins in 1922, when Brooks is a teenage modern-dance sensation in her hometown, Wichita, Kansas. Winning a place at the renowned Denishawn Dance Company in New York City, run by Ruth St. Denis (Otto) and Ted Shawn (Fairchild), Louise requires a chaperone for her journey from staid Middle America to the Gatsby-like glory of the big city.

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