An Up Close and Personal Look at Alfred Hitchcock, Esther Williams and Steve McQueen

HitchcockHollywood’s Home Movies to Unspool at the Dunn

Home Movies from the Personal Collections of  Hollywood Legends such Alfred Hitchcock, Esther Williams and Steve McQueen.

Beverly Hills, CA (rushprnews) July 19, 2007— Rarely seen home movies from the personal collections of Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Esther Williams and Steve McQueen will screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ presentation of “Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” on Saturday, August 11, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood.

“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, 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 Academy’s Dunn Theater will serve as the event’s Los Angeles-area venue.

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.
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