September 30, 2012 |
Charlie Chaplin was in great spirits during the production of his 1952 film "Limelight," his first film since his poorly received 1947 dark comedy, "Monsieur Verdoux. " "Limelight," turned out to be Chaplin's final Hollywood film - and it brought back memories of the legendary actor and filmmaker's glory days. "He was like the young Charlie. I would sit in his old-time dressing room being made up with him and he was full of fire," said his friend, actor Norman Lloyd, who appears as a choreographer in the sentimental drama about a once famous clown named Calvero, who prevents troubled young ballerina Thereza (Claire Bloom)
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.
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.
December 13, 1991
"Academy Standard Screenings" continues at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Milos Forman's 1984 multi-Oscar winner "Amadeus," starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham. An original 70-millimeter, six-track stereo print, courtesy of the Saul Zaentz Co., will be shown in the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Information: (213) 247-3000.