HOME MOVIES OF BEVERLY HILLS, CIRCA 1935-1947
The Academy Film Archive, home to over 160,000 items, houses thousands of reels of home movies. From documentation of daily life, birthdays, and holidays, to unique behind the scenes footage of Hollywood films, the Archive’s home movie collection provides a rare look into the lives of its subjects – from the ordinary to the unusual. In celebration of the centennial of Beverly Hills, the Academy presents some special moments from the home movie collection, featuring silent clips of Beverly Hills landmarks and Hollywood figures at play including Ginger Rogers, George and Ira Gershwin, and Errol Flynn.
“Star-Studded Stomping Ground,” a new Academy exhibition of photographs in celebration of the Beverly Hills Centennial taking place throughout the city this year, is now open at the Margaret Herrick Library. This exhibit of more than 40 photographs explores the growth of Beverly Hills and the connection between the city and the motion picture industry, which have been intertwined since the earliest days of the city’s incorporation in 1914.