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L.A. in Focus - Out of the Shadows and Into the Spotlight: Resurrecting Hollywood's Stories



Saturday, September 20, 2014


2:00pm to 3:30pm


Mark Taper Auditorium



Reservations not required. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program. 


Charles McGraw. Maria Montez. William Selig. Ann Dvorak. For many, these names spark only limited, or even no recognition, yet their individual contributions to cinema were strong enough to inspire four authors to document the lives of these enigmatic film figures. Join film writer Richard Harland Smith (Turner Classic Movies) as he leads a discussion about the challenges of resurrecting Hollywood's lesser know stories with biographers Alan K. Rode (Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy), Tom Zimmerman (forthcoming Maria Montez: Queen of Technicolor), Andrew A. Erish (Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood), and Christina Rice (Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel).A book signing will follow the panel. 

Presented by the Photo Collection and the Art, Music, & Recreation Department. Sponsored by Photo Friends.