The fall/winter events line-up is nearing completion, with the following slated at the Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N. Highland Avenue:
Wed., Oct. 3, 2001, 7:30 pm: Hollywood historian Marc Wannamaker with one of his popular slide presentations, this evening’s on the “History of the Lasky-DeMille Barn,” (the Hollywood Heritage Museum) “and the early Paramount Studios.” Special Guest Betty Lasky, daughter of Jesse L. Lasky.
Tues., Nov. 6, 2001, 7:30 pm: The Silent Society, a Committee of Hollywood Heritage, commemorates Armistice Day with WWI-themed selections, The Unbeliever (1918) Starring Marguerite Courtot and Erich von Stroheim, and Soldier Man (1928) starring Harry Langdon. Live accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.
Tues., Dec. 4, 7:30 pm: The Silent Society, a Committee of Hollywood Heritage, presents Silent Christmas at the UCLA James Bridges Theatre, Melnitz Hall, UCLA. Rare short subjects spanning the entire silent era with Christmas themes including: Santa Claus Series (1897) A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe In Santa Claus (1907-Edison), The Christmas Burglars (1908 -Biograph), Sweeney's Christmas Bird (1914-Vitagraph), A Christmas Carol (1920s-Unidentified), The Night Before Christmas (1927) and the re-premiere of Two-Christmas Tides (1909 -Vitagraph) preserved with donations from the Silent Society's Film Preservation Fund.
Wed., Feb. 6, 2002, 7:30 pm: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy, a PBS biography for the American Masters series, presented by producer/director Mel Stuart and writer Robert Mundy.
Tues., Mar. 5, 2002, 7:30 pm: The Silent Society will present silent films, titles to be announced, and with live accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.
Wed., Mar. 27, 2002, 7:30 pm: The film is to be announced but we know it will star Oscar nominated actress Jan Sterling and that she will be on-hand for Q&A afterwards.
OTHER EVENTS of interest to Hollywood Heritage members:
Mon., Oct. 29, 2001: on HBO, The Young and the Dead, a (check listings for time) documentary about Hollywood Forever Cemetery and its very alive and up-to-the- minute owner (and HH board member) Tyler Cassity and his employees. Takes you behind the scenes at this unique plot of Hollywood history.
Sat., October 20, 2001: Autumn Eve Jazz Festival, on the Hollywood Forever cemetery grounds, celebrating the late jazz great Woody Herman who is soon-to-be relocated from where he is now to lakeside near Hattie McDaniel. Call TICKETMASTER for ticket information.