Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
2:00pm

Art Deco Society Illustrated Lectures 2016
Illustrated Presentation
Art Deco Architecture in Hollywood / WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?
Presented by the American Cinematheque & Art Deco Society of Los Angeles with the assistance of Hollywood Heritage

Members of the Art Deco Society's Preservation Advocacy Committee, along with Hollywood Heritage will give an hour-long illustrated presentation on Art Deco architecture in Hollywood, followed by the 1932 film WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? which features Hollywood icons, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, The Brown Derby and the First United Methodist Church.

The neighborhood in and around Hollywood Boulevard is a treasure trove of historic blocks that have managed to survive decades of development and includes many Art Deco beauties. This illustrated presentation will spotlight the architectural legacy of several of these gems, while sharing the rich social histories of buildings where Hollywood the town and Hollywood the industry, blossomed in the 1920s and 30s. Included in the talk are the dazzling Pantages, the Hollywood Citizen News building, the stream-line moderne Palladium, the Earl Carroll Theatre, Sardi's Restaurant, Crossroads of the World, the Redwine Building, which is currently under consideration for historic cultural monument status by the city of Los Angeles and many more!

Following the film, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will retire for no-host cocktails to Miceli's Italian Restaurant around 5 PM. All are welcome.

Presenters include: Richard Adkins, Jeff Bissiri, Rory Cunningham, Margot Gerber, John Girodo, Kevin Jordan, Mary Mallory and John Thomas.

35 mm!

WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?
1932, Warner Bros., 87 min, USA, Dir: George Cukor

Brown Derby waitress and aspiring actress Constance Bennett attracts the attention of alcoholic director Lowell Sherman – her career soars while his falters, in this early version of the story that would be more famously adapted in 1937 and 1954 as A STAR IS BORN. “Bennett gives one of those complete, exquisitely nuanced performances that have made Cukor’s direction so justly celebrated.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.


The film will start at approximately 3:15 PM. Lecture series produced by Margot Gerber.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jan 30, 2016 • 2:00pm

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