Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Oct 19, 2013

Art Deco Society Talks 2013
Living History Presentation!
The Corner: Ground Zero of Hollywood's Golden Age / SUNSET BOULEVARD
Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society Los Angeles

Join Los Angeles historian Marc Chevalier for an illustrated "living history" presentation on "the Corner", the social nexus of Hollywood's movie industry throughout its golden age. Gone today and practically forgotten, the Corner's heart was the Sunset Medical Building, a marbled 1931 'chateau' on Sunset Boulevard that stretched from Laurel Avenue to Crescent Height Boulevard, next to the popular celebrity hideaway, The Garden of Allah.

A wild cast of characters and incidents fill the Corner's history to the brim. Meet America's notorious "international adventuress and love pirate"; visit a grocery market that was a perpetual movie star party (Robert Mitchum played stockboy there for fun); and step inside a unique little pharmacy that grew to be a Tinseltown legend: Schwab's.

At the Corner, Howard Hughes treated his girlfriends to makeovers by a Jane Russell lookalike; writer F. Scott Fitzgerald nearly died on its sidewalk, and mobster Mickey Cohen's pummeled employees behind its doors. It's the greatest place you've never heard of. Plus, a screening of Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD which famously used the Corner (and especially Schwab's) as a scene location!

Plus, a screening of an 11 min. short "Screen Snapshots: The Skolsky Party" (1946) featuring a star-studded holiday presentation inside Schwab's Pharmacy hosted by Hollywood Reporter Sidney Skolsky who practically lived at Schwab's! Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD which famously used the Corner (and especially Schwab's) as a scene location! Are you ready for your close-up?

2:00 PM Presentation on "The Corner"
3:00 PM Soda Fountain Open for business
3:30 PM Sunset Boulevard begins

Vintage drug store-style ice cream sodas will be available for purchase at intermission!
1950, Paramount, 110 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

"I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!" Director Billy Wilder created one of his most enduring masterpieces in this dark, glittering, poison-pen letter to all things Hollywood, told in flashback by screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), whose final job is playing paid companion to egocentric, aging silent-film goddess Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). With Erich von Stroheim. Academy Award Winner for Best Screenplay (Wilder, Charles Brackett and D.M. Marshman Jr.) and Score (Franz Waxman). The original Schwab’s drugstore figures prominently in the film, as do Paramount Studios and the still-standing Alto Nido apartments.

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Oct 19, 2013 • 2:00pm

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