June 17, 2013 |
Think of it as a Hitchcock-a-palooza. It may be the summer of such blockbuster spectacles as "Man of Steel," "The Lone Ranger" and "World War Z," but it's also the summer of movies by a real-life legend: Alfred Hitchcock. His films are screening at several venues around L.A. in the coming weeks. Some of them will be familiar to audiences, others not. On Tuesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is showing both the sound and silent versions of his 1929 thriller "Blackmail.
January 16, 2012 |
One of the favorites for a best picture Oscar nomination this year is the black-and-white silent French film "The Artist. " And if the story about the infancy of talkies in Hollywood does earn the top Academy Award, "The Artist" will be the first silent to win the honor since the very first best picture winner, 1927's World War I epic "Wings," directed by William Wellman. In honor of the 85th anniversary of "Wings" and the centennial of Paramount Pictures, the studio that produced the classic, the film starring Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow and a young Gary Cooper has been digitally restored.
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September 27, 2010 |
Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has died. She was 100. Stuart, a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild who later became an accomplished painter and fine printer, died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, said her daughter, writer Sylvia Thompson.
September 22, 2010
A Centennial Tribute to Alex North Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Price: $5; $3 for academy members or students with a valid I.D. Contact: (310) 247-3000, http://www.oscars.org
May 1, 1998
"My Fair Lady," the Audrey Hepburn-Rex Harrison classic that won eight Oscars in 1964, will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, $3 for academy members. Information: (310) 247-3600.
April 25, 1991
Oscar-winning director and producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a special tribute May 6 at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Mankiewicz, who won Academy Awards for writing and directing such films as "A Letter to Three Wives" and "All About Eve" will discuss his work at a ceremony that will include excerpts from some of his most famous films.
June 19, 1996
The sixth annual UCLA Extension short fiction film program will be held today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, at 7:30 p.m. The five short films in the showcase are by industry professionals and film school graduates who are enrolled in the yearlong course. Admission is free but reservations are required. Information: (310) 206-4907.