Category Archives: Coming Attractions

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: It’s Time for the Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival

Fannie Ward in “The Cheat.”   For the 18th year in a row, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum is holding their Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival in Niles’ historic 1913 Edison Theatre this weekend from Friday, June 26 to … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: San Francisco Silent Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years

“Sherlock Holmes” starring William Gillette, courtesy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Conceived by Melissa Chittick and Stephen Salmons as a way to share the beauty of early cinema with the world, The San Francisco Silent Film Festival celebrates … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Marc Wanamaker at the L.A. Breakfast Club

I like mine fried upside down. Ham ‘n’ eggs. Flip ’em, flop ’em, flap ’em. Ham ‘n’ eggs. –Los Angeles Breakfast Club’s anthem Noted film historian and photo collector Marc Wanamaker will be speaking about the history of the Los … Continue reading

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Last Remaining Seats 2015

The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced the films for its 2015 Last Remaining Seats series. I wish I could be more enthusiastic about this year’s LSR, because the conservancy does terrific work, but the programming is about as adventuresome as … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Afternoon With the Authors

Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N. Highland Ave., will be hosting an Afternoon With the Authors on Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. Scheduled guests include: Julia Adams, John Bengtson, Bob Birchard, Jon Boorstin, Angela Cartwright and Tom McClaren, … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Mark A. Vieira on George Hurrell

Mark A. Vieira, a photographer, historian and author of several books, will take part in a public discussion of Hollywood photographer George Hurrell on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at USC’s Doheny Library marking the opening of an exhibit of … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions — Mark A. Vieira on Hollywood Photographer George Hurrell

I had the great good fortune of spending several hours Saturday with Mark A. Vieira, a regular commenter on the mystery photos and author of several books, including the current release “George Hurrell’s Hollywood.” I will post more about our … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions – Honoring CBS Studio Center Oct. 19

Mary Mallory and Marc Wanamaker will be speaking at this event on Oct. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Studio City Library, 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City.

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L.A. Archives Bazaar – Coming Tomorrow

The annual Archives Bazaar snuck up on me this year. It’s tomorrow at USC! The annual bazaar will be held at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured sessions include the Archives Roadshow, from 10 a.m … Continue reading

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The Real L.A. Noir – Tomorrow at The Times Festival of Books

Among the events scheduled for this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, you may especially enjoy a panel moderated by Patt Morrison titled “The Real L.A. Noir,” featuring reporters Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton — and me. The panel … Continue reading

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Noir Fans, Mark Your Calendars

Among the events scheduled for the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (April 20-21), you may especially enjoy a panel moderated by Patt Morrison titled “The Real L.A. Noir,” featuring reporters Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton — and me. … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Denise Hamilton

Author and former Times reporter Denise Hamilton will be speaking about her book “The Last Embrace,” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N. Highland Ave. Hamilton will also talk about Los Angeles’ influence on her … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: January – February 2013

The March 1936 issue of Black Mask magazine includes Raymond Chandler’s “The Man Who Liked Dogs.” Jan. 19: “The Tall T,” part of the Autry museum’s What Is a Western? film series.  $11/$7/$5 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23: The Simple Art … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

The annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be held Oct. 27 at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. The bazaar is an excellent way to become acquainted with the astounding number of libraries and historical societies across the city and their amazingly … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Mary Mallory Signs ‘Hollywoodland’

Mary Mallory, who writes Hollywood Heights for the L.A. Daily Mirror, will be signing copies of her book “Hollywoodland” on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Costco at 1051 Burbank Blvd. in Burbank. All profits from the … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions – Vintage Crime, May 24

I’m going to be appearing in next week’s Thursdays @ The Globe gathering at The Times at noon on May 24. Jessica Gelt and Julie Makinen are going to talk about the downtown hipster renaissance. I will be on hand … Continue reading

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Ansel Adams – Images of Los Angeles

Photo: “The Pup.” Notice that it served French dip sandwiches! Credit: Los Angeles Public Library. I stopped by the reception for the Ansel Adams show at drkrm, 727 S. Spring St., on Wednesday night to see the photos of Los … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: This Week on the Daily Mirror

On Monday, Eve Golden will have her roundup of unusual obituaries in Queen of the Dead, and in Hollywood Heights, Mary Mallory will take a look at Photoplayers – mechanical instruments that smaller theaters used to accompany silent films. Other … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: ‘Of Scrap and Steel’

June 18, 1949: “Of Scrap and Steel” is shown at the Union Rescue Mission. Aug. 2, 1952: “Of Scrap and Steel” is shown at San Gabriel Union Church. March 26, 1960: “Of Scrap and Steel” is shown at the Church … Continue reading

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook

“Coke Beetle” by Marion Eisenmann. Marion Eisenmann sends along a sketch she calls “Coke Beetle,” a Volkswagen painted Coca-Cola red that was at the swap meet in Pomona last weekend. Marion originally sent it to me as a black and … Continue reading

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