Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
2:00pm

Art Deco Society Illustrated Lectures 2016
In Person Guest!
THE BIG HEAT
Co-presented by the American Cinematheque, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and Angel City Press

At 2:00 PM author Mark A. Vieira will give an illustrated presentation on Clifton’s
Cafeteria founder Clifford Clinton’s fight with corruption, the real-life events which inspired film noir classic THE BIG HEAT. In 1937, flush with the success of Clifton’s Cafeteria, Clifford Clinton challenged corruption in city hall. As a result, the police chief, the district attorney, and the mayor conspired to silence him.

Join us in the lobby after the lecture, for a booksigning. Mark A. Vieira’s Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941-1950 and Edmond J. Clinton III’s Clifton's and Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria and a Crusader will be on sale on site, from Larry Edmunds.

Followed at 3:30 PM by:

35 mm!

THE BIG HEAT
1953, Sony Repertory, 90 min, USA, Dir: Fritz Lang

One of director Fritz Lang’s best Hollywood films tells the tale of a virtuous cop (Glenn Ford) out for revenge against the gangster who killed his wife. Assisting him in his one-man crusade against the city’s corrupt power base is a kooky, sexy dame (Gloria Grahame, in perhaps her signature role) who’s out for a little vengeance of her own. Featuring an all-time thuggish turn by a young Lee Marvin. As compact and compelling as any crime film ever made.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Sep 25, 2016 • 2:00pm

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