Documentary on classic Hollywood cinemas

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

Hello, I’m lookinmg for interviewees, photos, videos of old Hollywood. I’m an independent filmmaker working on a documentary about old movie theatres in Hollywood (Iris, Warner, Pacific, Hollywood, Vogue, Grauman’s Chinese, Egyptian etc..) that have had an impact on the hollywood community, both as a symbol of Hollywood as well as the historical and heritage effects it has had on “hollywood” as an industry.

We are profiling theatres that are currently functioning as well as the obsolete. If you worked in these theatres back in the day (during their highlights) and have interesting stories to tell, photos to show, video to talk about, I would like to hear from you. Many older movie houses are being demolished due to new developments and it is important to help future generations know and understand how these movie palaces have helped shaped the Hollywood we know today.

If you have any photos or videos with personal stories you’d like to share, please contact me (323) 876-0975 – – You must owns the materials you are willing to share (taken the picture- recorded the videos, written the letters, etc…) If you do have materials you’d like to send that may help in accurate information, you are welcome to send it to me. Jorge Ameer Classic Hollywood Cinemas Box 3204 Hollywood, California 90028

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kencmcintyre on April 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Have you seen Gary Graver’s short films on youtube? Lots of photos of old Hollywood theaters there.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Try JOSEPH MUSIL (historian personified) he runs the fabulous American Museum of Theatrical Design in Santa Ana 714-667-6959.
He was the man behind the restoration of some southern California historical cinemas and theaters including Disney’s El Capitan, Majestic Crest, to name but a few.

hollywoodtheatres on July 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

Thanks you for all of your feedback and help. Jorge Ameer.

hollywoodtheatres on July 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

join the facebook page of Classic Hollywood Cinemas for updates on the documentary.

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