Hollywood Home Movies II: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive
The Academy Film Archive celebrated Home Movie Day with an all new evening screening of specially selected home movie footage from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The 16mm home movie craze extended to Hollywood film professionals, including stars and directors who captured not only their families and friends, but behind-the-scenes activities on their sets as well. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of such films and presented a selection of excerpts including footage of Marlon Brando, Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Judy Garland, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Alfred Hitchcock, Gene Kelly, Sophia Loren, Harpo Marx, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart, Esther Williams, Natalie Wood and Loretta Young.
In addition to these rare glimpses of celebrities at work and play, the evening featured footage of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1928, aerial footage of Los Angeles from the Goodyear Blimp in 1938 and a special compilation of “Stars on the Move,” featuring a variety of classic travel conveyances.
Home Movie Day
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually on the third Saturday in October at many local venues worldwide.
Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why it’s important to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.
- Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m.
- Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028