Art Deco Society event at Egyptian

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 16, 2008 at 10:15 am

HOLLYWOOD, CA — An event is coming this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre for the theatre’s 86th Anniversary:

Art Deco Society Film and Lecture on James Oviatt: Haberdasher to Hollywood’s Golden Age Stars

THE OVIATT BUILDING, 2008, 70 min. Dir. Seth Shulman. Through lecture and film screening, here is the untold story of downtown Los Angeles' first Art Deco jewel: the 1928 Oviatt Building and its opulent penthouse. Virtually a second home to Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and other male stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Oviatt Building housed L.A.’s finest haberdashery and catered to filmdom’s titans. For eight decades, its glamorous and controversial history has been shrouded in mystery and clouded by misinformation…until now. Full of long-lost archival images and long-forgotten events, this myth-busting documentary spans more than a century and interviews the men and women who shaped the Oviatt Building’s turbulent history. Trailer | More 15 minute introduction precedes the screening. Discussion following with director Seth Shulman and producer Marc Chevalier. The DVD will also be on sale.

Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 PM
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Advance tickets: http://www.fandango.com/egyptiantheatre_aaofx/theaterpage?date=10/18/2008
American Cinematheque Members $7.00
Non-Member General Admission $10.00
Non-Member Students $8.00
Non-Member Seniors (65 & older) $8.00
Non-Member Children (ages 3-17) $7.00

(Thanks to lumierefl for providing the photo.)

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