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Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre 80th Anniversary - October 17, 2002
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(back) Subject: Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre 80th Anniversary - October 17, 2002 From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 19:28:59 EDT     --part1_14c.156e03c9.2ad372bb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   EGYPTIAN THEATRE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A FESTIVE SCREENING = OF ROBIN HOOD, THE FILM THAT ORIGINALLY OPENED THE THEATRE IN 1922!   Featuring Hollywood's Premiere Organist Dennis James Performing His Transcription of the Original Score, Plus a Swashbuckling Performance by = the Action Actors Academy!   Presented by the American Cinematheque in association with the Los Angeles =   Conservancy   October 17, 2002, 8:00 p.m. with pre-show events starting at 7:00 p.m.   HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque and the Los Angeles Conservancy celebrate the Egyptian Theatre's 80th Anniversary with a Thursday, October =   17th screening of ROBIN HOOD (1922, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.), the film that =   originally opened the theatre in October 1922. Hollywood's Premiere = Organist Dennis James will accompany the film. At 7:00 PM, the Action Actors = Academy will hold a sword-fighting demonstration in the Courtyard of the Egyptian. = At 7:30 PM they will perform a special "Robin Hood" themed routine in the theatre, followed by an introduction by 93-year-old director Joseph Newman =   (THIS ISLAND EARTH), who, as a boy scout, was present the night the = theatre opened in 1922. ROBIN HOOD will begin at approximately 8:00 PM. Directed = by Allan Dwan, ROBIN HOOD stars Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. The screening is at = the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood. Tickets =   are $8 general admission. Student/Senior Tickets are $7. LA Conservancy & American Cinematheque Members are $6.   From New Year's Day 1922, the Fairbanks company kicked into high gear to produce the grandest spectacle the world had yet seen on film. The mammoth =   castle of King Richard and the Nothingham town sets required hundreds of carpenters and hundreds of thousands of dollars to complete, and they were =   authentic down to the smallest detail (as much so as Hollywood money could =   buy). Hundreds of extras had to be outfitted in historically accurate costumes. Months of shooting ensued. When the film was completed, the = release prints made and the publicity paid for, Fairbanks had spent $1.4 million = of his own money for Robin Hood. And it was a success. In the days when = quarters bought you a movie theater ticket, Robin Hood made $2.5 million" (from www.silentera.com). The film won a Photoplay 1922 Medal of Honor and is = still respected today for its outstanding cinematography, spectacular sets, = costume design and historical accuracy.   The 1922 ROBIN HOOD Premiere Not only was ROBIN HOOD the first film to ever premiere at the Egyptian Theatre, it is also considered the first 'Hollywood Movie Premiere.' Of course Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were in attendance at the premiere, as well as Charlie Chaplin, silent screen actress Pola Negri and =   director Fred Niblo (BEN HUR). Sid Grauman presented the film with a live action prologue called "A Night In Pharoah's Palace. Future director = Joseph Newman's boy scout troop participated in the live stage show. Tickets to = the gala grand opening were $5. Note: The actual anniversary of the opening of =   the Egyptian Theatre is October 18th, but due to scheduling issues, the Cinematheque celebrates the 80th on October 17th. For more history of the Egyptian Theatre please see our website: www.egyptiantheatre.com   Hollywood's Premiere Organist, Dennis James With countless performances at theatres up and down Hollywood Boulevard = since his Hollywood debut, theatre organist Dennis James has carved a permanent niche for himself in Hollywood's entertainment history. James debuted the = El Capitan Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer, and as premiere House Organist = performed for tens of thousands at the Hollywood landmark. Of James' El Capitan = debut of the Paramount Pictures silent classic PETER PAN, organist Rob Richards recently wrote, "Dennis James played a meticulously prepared score . . . a complete sellout, rumor has it tickets were being scalped outside the = theatre for $100 a seat!" James inaugurated organ-accompanied silent films at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre for its 79th Anniversary celebration just = last year. Now serving as Hollywood's International Ambassador of the Silent Film, he brings his festive screenings to the new Esplanade Concert Hall = in Singapore (on Oct. 31 with F. W. Murnau's FAUST) and Australia's Sydney = Opera House complex (January 31/February 1 with PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and = NOSFERATU during the closing week of the Sidney Festival).   The Action Actor's Academy - www.actionactorsacademy.com The Action Actors Academy is an elite performance team skilled in contemporary and traditional weaponry and combat styles. We perform for = film, television, theater, and special events. Our techniques are based on = movement and fighting styles throughout the history of martial arts, including Asian-Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Okinawan, and European-Medieval, Elizabethan and Restoration periods.   * Ticket Prices: $8 General; $6 Cinematheque Members. $7 Seniors (65+ = years) and students with valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at time of purchase.   American Cinematheque, 1800 North Highland Avenue, Suite 717, Hollywood, = CA 90028 (tel) 323.466-FILM (fax) 323.461.9737 On the web: http://www.egyptiantheatre.com   --part1_14c.156e03c9.2ad372bb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> EGYPTIAN THEATRE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH = ANNIVERSARY WITH A FESTIVE SCREENING OF ROBIN HOOD, THE FILM THAT = ORIGINALLY OPENED THE THEATRE IN 1922! <BR> <BR> Featuring Hollywood's Premiere Organist Dennis James Performing His = Transcription of the Original Score, Plus a Swashbuckling Performance by = the Action Actors Academy!<BR> <BR> Presented by the American Cinematheque in association with the Los Angeles = Conservancy<BR> <BR> October 17, 2002, 8:00 p.m. with pre-show events starting at 7:00 p.m.<BR> <BR> HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque and the Los Angeles Conservancy = celebrate the Egyptian Theatre's 80th Anniversary with a Thursday, October = 17th screening of ROBIN HOOD (1922, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.), the film that = originally opened the theatre in October 1922. Hollywood's Premiere = Organist Dennis James will accompany the film. At 7:00 PM, the Action = Actors Academy will hold a sword-fighting demonstration in the Courtyard = of the Egyptian. At 7:30 PM they will perform a special "Robin Hood" = themed routine in the theatre, followed by an introduction by 93-year-old = director Joseph Newman (THIS ISLAND EARTH), who, as a boy scout, was = present the night the theatre opened in 1922. ROBIN HOOD will begin at = approximately 8:00 PM. Directed by Allan Dwan, ROBIN HOOD stars Douglas = Fairbanks, Sr. The screening is at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler = Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between = Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood. Tickets are $8 general admission. = Stu <BR> From New Year's Day 1922, the Fairbanks company kicked into high gear to = produce the grandest spectacle the world had yet seen on film. The mammoth = castle of King Richard and the Nothingham town sets required hundreds of = carpenters and hundreds of thousands of dollars to complete, and they were = authentic down to the smallest detail (as much so as Hollywood money could = buy). Hundreds of extras had to be outfitted in historically accurate = costumes. Months of shooting ensued. When the film was completed, the = release prints made and the publicity paid for, Fairbanks had spent $1.4 = million of his own money for Robin Hood. And it was a success. In the days = when quarters bought you a movie theater ticket, Robin Hood made $2.5 = million" (from www.silentera.com). The film won a Photoplay 1922 Medal of = Honor and is still respected today for its outstanding cinematography, = spectacular sets, costume design and historical accuracy. <BR> <BR> The 1922 ROBIN HOOD Premiere<BR> Not only was ROBIN HOOD the first film to ever premiere at the Egyptian = Theatre, it is also considered the first 'Hollywood Movie Premiere.' Of = course Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were in attendance at the = premiere, as well as Charlie Chaplin, silent screen actress Pola Negri and = director Fred Niblo (BEN HUR). Sid Grauman presented the film with a live = action prologue called "A Night In Pharoah's Palace. Future director = Joseph Newman's boy scout troop participated in the live stage show. = Tickets to the gala grand opening were $5. Note: The actual anniversary of = the opening of the Egyptian Theatre is October 18th, but due to scheduling = issues, the Cinematheque celebrates the 80th on October 17th. For more = history of the Egyptian Theatre please see our website: = www.egyptiantheatre.com<BR> <BR> Hollywood's Premiere Organist, Dennis James<BR> With countless performances at theatres up and down Hollywood Boulevard = since his Hollywood debut, theatre organist Dennis James has carved a = permanent niche for himself in Hollywood's entertainment history.&nbsp; = James debuted the El Capitan Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer, and as premiere = House Organist performed for tens of thousands at the Hollywood landmark. = Of James' El Capitan debut of the Paramount Pictures silent classic PETER = PAN, organist Rob Richards recently wrote, "Dennis James played a = meticulously prepared score . . . a complete sellout, rumor has it tickets = were being scalped outside the theatre for $100 a seat!"&nbsp; James = inaugurated organ-accompanied silent films at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre = for its 79th Anniversary celebration just last year.&nbsp; Now serving as = Hollywood's International Ambassador of the Silent Film, he brings his = festive screenings to the new Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore (on Oct. = 31 with F. W. Murnau's FAUST) and Australia's Sydney Opera H <BR> The Action Actor's Academy - www.actionactorsacademy.com<BR> The Action Actors Academy is an elite performance team skilled in = contemporary and traditional weaponry and combat styles. We perform for = film, television, theater, and special events. Our techniques are based on = movement and fighting styles throughout the history of martial arts, = including Asian-Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Okinawan, and = European-Medieval, Elizabethan and Restoration periods. <BR> <BR> * Ticket Prices: $8 General; $6 Cinematheque Members. $7 Seniors (65+ = years) and students with valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at = time of purchase.<BR> <BR> American Cinematheque, 1800 North Highland Avenue, Suite 717, Hollywood, = CA<BR> 90028<BR> (tel) 323.466-FILM (fax) 323.461.9737 On the web:<BR> http://www.egyptiantheatre.com<BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_14c.156e03c9.2ad372bb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: admin test message -- please disregard From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 18:31:31 -0700   sorry for the intrusion!