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May 01, 2008|Susan King

United Artists, the company formed by silent-film legends Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks that was relaunched in 2006 by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, celebrates "90 Years of Film" with a weeklong tribute at the Nuart Theatre. It starts Friday with the uncut version of Sergio Leone's 1966 masterpiece "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," starring Clint Eastwood (left, with Eli Wallach) as the Good. On tap Saturday is the 1963 World War II epic "The Great Escape." The 1961 best picture Oscar winner, "West Side Story," is scheduled Sunday. (landmarktheatres.com). . . . Bette Davis, who died in 1989, would have turned 100 this year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds a birthday tribute tonight at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, led by Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. Gena Rowlands, Joan Leslie and James Woods also will talk. (oscars.org). The L.A. County Museum of Art's Davis series begins Friday with 1938's "Jezebel," for which she won her second best actress Oscar; and 1939's melodrama "The Old Maid." Davis' new postage stamp will also be unveiled. (lacma.org) . . . . The BritWeek programming at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre continues Friday with a centenary tribute to director David Lean ("Lawrence of Arabia"), hosted by film historian and author David Thomson. On Sunday evening, the Egyptian honors the late Anthony Minghella with a screening of his enchanting feature directorial debut, "Truly, Madly, Deeply" (american cinematheque.com). . . . The New Beverly Cinema marks its 30th anniversary Monday. To commemorate, most of the New Beverly's May calendar will be a show-for-show re-creation of the movies that screened this month in 1978 -- save for "Logan's Run," due to a lack of studio prints. (newbevcinema.com)

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-- Susan.King@latimes.com

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