[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:
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.