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June 9, 2012
Audrey Young, 89, who was a singer-actress in the 1940s and donated $5 million to the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood to create the Billy Wilder Theater in memory of her late husband, died June 1 in Los Angeles. A cause was not given. Her death was announced by the UCLA Film & Television Archives, which calls the theater home. The Billy Wilder Theater was "the right place, the proper place" for a permanent tribute to her husband because of his longtime love of film and art, Young told The Times in 2003.
January 24, 2004
Due to film transport problems, the UCLA Film and Television Archive has rescheduled Sunday's screening of "Tehran, 7:00 A.M." to Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The film is part of the archive's 14th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Information: (310) 206-FILM or www.cinema.ucla.edu.
April 1, 2011
'Looking for Richard Brooks: An Appreciation' Where: UCLA Film & Television Archive's Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. When: Friday through May 25 Price: $9 for general admission; $8 for students and seniors Contact: (310) 206-8012 or visit http://www.cinema.ucla.edu
June 15, 1997
In addition to their recordings, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks occasionally took their 2,000-Year-Old Man act to television ("2037--and Counting," by Steve Schmidt, May 25). The collection in the UCLA Film and Television Archive holds two of these appearances, broadcast following two "NBC Saturday Night at the Movies" telecasts in 1961 and 1962. These hilarious 12- to 15-minute routines focus on the 2,001-Year-Old Man's (he had just celebrated his birthday) recollections of the French Riviera and of the origins of baseball.
October 11, 2012 |
A diverse quartet of film festivals open this weekend celebrating Spanish cinema, women directors, horror films and international films. The American Cinematheque's Recent Spanish Cinema XVIII opens at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday evening with 2012's “Blancanieves,” Pablo Berger's black-and-white silent version of the Snow White story that pays homage to the 1920s European silent film. Berger and actress Angelina Molina will appear at the event. The film is Spain's official Oscar entry in the foreign language film derby.
October 6, 2012 |
Every so often, Chon Noriega wakes up in the middle of the night and thinks, "I agreed to do what ?" Maybe he signed on to teach another UCLA graduate seminar in avant-garde cinema. Or curate an exhibition of new Chicano art. Or write a biography. Or lead a walking tour of East L.A.'s historic murals. Or co-host a segment of TCM's "Race and Hollywood: Latino Images in Film. " Or ... well, you get the drift. Noriega's list of cultural IOU's is long and - insomnia be damned - getting longer.
September 4, 1988 |
After interning for Helpern/Metzler Productions ("Dead Heat") for six months last year, UCLA film student Allen Nutkiewicz decided he was ready for screenwriting. His first script landed him an agent. His third, "Buried Dreams" (it's a drama about a man who has a one-night stand and learns five years later that he's a father), has just been optioned by the Geffen Co. The guy knows how to operate!
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October 7, 1993
"Nation's Only TV News Archive May Fade Out" (American Album, Sept. 20) draws attention to the Vanderbilt Archive's quarter-century of distinguished and innovative service. The American public owes a tremendous debt to the archive, and it would indeed be a national tragedy if budgetary shortfalls forced Vanderbilt to close. However, I would like to call your readers' attention to the existence of other television news archives in the United States. The UCLA Film and Television Archive holds more than 90,000 hours of news programming, with a strength in both local and national coverage.