Rarely seen home movies from the personal collections of Alfred Hitchcock, Esther Williams (above), Steve McQueen, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart (top), and others will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' presentation of “Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive.” The screenings will take place on Saturday, August 11, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.
According to the Academy's press release, “'Hollywood Home Movies' will feature 16mm excerpts of at-home, on-vacation and behind-the-scenes set activities captured by stars and directors from Hollywood's Golden Age.
“In addition, the program will present footage of Hollywood and its environs, reflecting the changing landscape of Southern California. It includes the construction of the Los Angeles City Hall in 1926, scenes of Hollywood Boulevard and the surrounding area from 1947, scenes from the Tournament of Roses Parade from 1930 - 1950 and Disneyland's opening on July 17, 1955.”
“Hollywood Home Movies” is being presented in conjunction with Home Movie Day, described as “an annual international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that provides individuals and families an opportunity to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community.” The Linwood Dunn Theater will be the event's venue in the Los Angeles area.
Individuals interested in having their home movies screened should check in at the Dunn Theater from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 11. Screenings will take place from noon to 4 p.m. For information on Home Movie Day events in other cities, visit www.homemovieday.com.
Tickets to “Hollywood Home Movies” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They will be available beginning August 1 by mail or at the Academy box office during regular business hours. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.oscars.org/events. There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees. Tickets may be purchased online until noon PDT on the day of the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening event. All seating is unreserved.
The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600.
Photos: Courtesy of The Margaret Herrick Library