Celebrity Home Movies to Unspool at Academy
Beverly Hills, CA (October 7, 2009) — Rarely seen home movies shot by and featuring Hollywood legends such as Marlon Brando, Gene Kelly, Sophia Loren and Natalie Wood will screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ presentation of “Hollywood Home Movies II: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” on Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This event is sold out, but standby tickets may become available.
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 will present a selection of excerpts including footage of Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Judy Garland, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Alfred Hitchcock, Harpo Marx, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart, Esther Williams and Loretta Young.
In addition, the evening will feature footage of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre from 1928, aerial footage of Los Angeles from the Goodyear blimp from 1938 and a special compilation of “Stars on the Move,” featuring a variety of classic travel conveyances.
“Hollywood Home Movies II” is being presented in conjunction with Home Movie Day, an annual international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that provides individuals and families an opportunity to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community. The Linwood Dunn Theater will serve as the event’s Los Angeles-area venue.
Though “Hollywood Home Movies II: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” is sold out, additional tickets typically become available at the last minute due to no-shows and cancellations. There will be a standby line at the west doors of the Pickford Center on October 17. Standby numbers will be given out at approximately 5:30 p.m. The number of standby tickets that can be sold will be determined shortly before the event’s 7 p.m. start time.
Tickets to are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. All seating is unreserved.
The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
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