Manny P. here…
Universities are using their facilities to engage students in reference to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Exhibits, classes, and screenings will be presented as part of an expansive curriculum related to the Humanities. Based on my research, this is what I’ve discovered:
* UCLA CENTER FOR NEAR EASTERN STUDIES - The Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum at 10899 Wilshire Blvd. is presenting a two-weekend cinema-related tribute to North Africa. Admission is FREE!
On Sunday, May 31st, 7p: Under Two Flags (1936). The 20th Century Fox production had a cast that included Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, and Rosalind Russell.
On Saturday, June 6th, 7:30p (double-bill): Casablanca and Sahara; two Humphrey Bogart classics.
* BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE - Hollywood in the Mirror is a four-Wednesday course in May that takes a look at the history, culture, and mythology of the movie business by examining films made about Hollywood during the industry’s studio era. Each motion picture manages to (both) mock and glorify its heritage.
Films discussed: Show People (1928), A Star is Born (1937), and Sunset Blvd. (1950). Class will be held at the Multimedia Room, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
* UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN / HARRY RANSOM CENTER - Located at 300 W. 21st St. in Austin, this film collection provides research opportunities for scholars studying popular culture, textual criticism, and film history. The vast display includes more than 10,000 scripts for movies, television, and radio; more than 15,000 posters, lobby cards, and other advertising materials; and over a million photographs, makeup and wardrobe stills, and behind-the-scenes photos. Virtually all of the collection include memos, correspondence, and production / business records. The bulk of the material involves mainstream filmmaking from the Silent Era through Hollywood’s Golden Age (1930-1950), and beyond.
Private artifacts have been donated for use from the archives of the personal estates of David O. Selznick, Gloria Swanson, director Ernest Lehman, Robert DeNiro, Mike Wallace, and actor Zachary Scott.
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Nationwide educational campuses are seeing the value of our cherished cinematic history!
Until next time> “never forget”