Extremely Rare HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES Screening by the ACADEMY

[This is a last minute add-on to make up for the crazy business travel schedule I recently had (plus intense catch up after my return)--I did not intentionally abandon our Group!!!]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has an incredible rare film archive in Hollywood which extends to rare Hollywood home movie-type footage that is essentially never available to be seen by the general public. Some of this footage has been screened at the annual TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, but other than that, this footage has been out of public view. In honor of worldwide "Home Movie Day," the Academy is opening up its vaults for this extremely RARE SHOWING of Hollywood home movie footage.

 

As with the Academy's other fantastic events, they usually charge only a token fee for admission--and in this case tickets are ONLY $5, BUT they often sell out way in advance and this event is NOT at their more customary, larger Beverly Hills theater, but instead is at their new and more intimate Linwood Dunn Theatre in downtown Hollywood (near the Arclight). SO IF YOU WANT TO GO, PLEASE GO ONLINE IMMEDIATELY TO ENSURE YOU GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT AT:

http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=AMPAS&venue=OSCARS-LINWOOD,OSCARS-GOLDWYN,OSCARS-HIGHLAND,ACADEMY,ACADEMYLAB

The home movie craze extended to Hollywood stars and directors who captured their families and friends, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on  set. This fascinating program will include footage of Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Billie Burke, Marlene Dietrich, Walt Disney (shown on his miniature one-inch scale steam train, 1948),  Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Shirley Jones (behind the scenes footage during the filming of "Oklahoma"), Florenz Ziegfeld (the legendary New York theatre impresario behind the Zigfield Follies and more!

In addition to intimate glimpses of celebrities at work and play, the program will also include 1935 footage of Atlantic City, Satchel Paige pitching in an exhibition game at Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field, Billy Gilbert’s USO troupe performing during World War II and the wrap party for Frank Capra's “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Don’t miss this entertaining evening of unique, rarely screened  footage.

PARKING: Parking is FREE in the Academy's parking lot behind the theatre.

 

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  • Mary-Ann N.

    I think this was one of the best events ever. It could only happen in LA.
    One of the speakers was a friend I'd lost touch with.This event brought us together again. Thanks Jono.

    October 13, 2013

  • Jono

    Until an Academy staff stopped me, I snuck some camera shots of some of the scenes for our members to see that I will soon post online. Unfortunately I had to stop right when they were showing the rare Frank Capra wrap party footage at the conclusion of filming for "It's A Wonderful Life." How interesting that was and something that one would never have the opportunity to see.

    October 13, 2013

  • Jono

    The film selections were great and there were so many wonderful special in-person guest introductions including the great grandson of the infamous Ziegfield Follies Broadway impresario Flo Ziegfield and his actress wife Billie Burke. The home movies and behind the scenes footage of Esther Williams by her longtime personal assistant were incredible. The night had so many wonderful moments that I think it is one of the best Academy film programs in many years (and they have presented some outstanding ones).

    October 13, 2013

  • Bill

    A fun show.

    October 12, 2013

  • Brooke E.

    Well, you weren't crying wolf. As of 1pm Sat, tix appear to be sold out ;(

    October 12, 2013

  • Mary-Ann N.

    Can we park in the free Academy lot and go to Go Burger first? The Academy will allow us to park the car, eat, then return to see the films? (Just making sure.)

    October 11, 2013

    • Jono

      I believe as long as you are definitely going to the movies and explain that--then you should be ok--show them your ticket!

      October 11, 2013

  • Carolina

    Just me. Unsure about go burger though.

    October 11, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Jon or Bill:

    May I get a ride home from either one of you fine gentlemen? I already bought my ticket. If you could, cool; if you can't, that's okay, too. I can take a cab.

    Thank you in advance.

    October 10, 2013

    • Bill

      Tom, right now I am able to drop you off at home after the films.

      October 11, 2013

    • Tom S.

      Thank you, Bill. See you tomorrow night.

      October 11, 2013

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