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Home Movie Day And Hollywood Home Movies IV

Two events - One unforgettable day

The Academy presents two unique events celebrating amateur filmmaking! In the afternoon, everyone is invited to bring in their personal home movies and watch them on the big screen. In the evening, the Academy will present specially selected home movies and footage from Hollywood's Golden Age.


Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, coordinated by the Center for Home Movies. Home Movie Day in Los Angeles is October 12 at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater. Angelenos are invited to share their family films in an open screening from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring in home movies for condition evaluation and projection by trained archivists. Visit for details.


The home movie craze extended to Hollywood stars and directors who captured their families and friends, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on set. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of such films and will present a selection of excerpts at the evening program, Hollywood Home Movies IV, including footage of Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Billie Burke, Marlene Dietrich, Walt Disney (shown above on a one-inch scale steam train, 1948), Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Shirley Jones, Florenz Ziegfeld and more.

In addition to intimate glimpses of celebrities at work and play, the program includes 1935 footage of Atlantic City, Satchel Paige pitching in an exhibition game at Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field, Billy Gilbert’s USO troupe performing during World War II, and the wrap party for “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Don’t miss this entertaining evening of unique, rarely screened footage.

Event Information

Saturday, October 12
12 – 4 p.m. Home Movie Day
Admission is free. Drop off your home movies from 11 to 3.
7 p.m. Hollywood Home Movies
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
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