July 17: Lecture - Spotlight on Marion Davies with Show People
Saturday, July 17 - 2:00 pm
The Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Author/Hollywood Historian Cari Beauchamp will give an illustrated talk on actress Marion Davies (1897-1961) who rose to fame in the silent era. Her professional life is often overshadowed by her famous social life with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Her work as a comedienne is revered over the serious costume dramas Hearst’s Cosmopolitan Films went on to produce for her.
Following the talk is a screening of one of her best comedies - much of it shot on location in Los Angeles!! SHOW PEOPLE, 1928, Warner Bros., 78 min. Dir. King Vidor. Young Peggy (Marion Davies) from Georgia lets fame and prestige go to her head when she travels to Hollywood and snubs Comet Studio for High Art Studio, changing her name to the hilariously pretentious Patricia Pepoire. But her ex-boyfriend, Billy (William Haines) knows he can unearth the real Peggy again, and won't give up his love without a fight.
This is a Co-Presentation with the American Cinematheque.
Tickets are $7 for members of ADSLA and American Cinematheque. Regular American Cinematheque prices apply for the general public ($11) and students/seniors ($9) and are available via Fandango, or can be purchased on the day of the event at the door. Please bring your ADSLA membership card with you to the box office.
Parking: $2 per hour metered parking available near the theatre. $2 for four hours validated parking available at Hollywood and Highland. There are also pay parking lots on Las Palmas and Cherokee that cost approximately $10. Why not take the metro? The Egyptian is a very short walk east from the Hollywood and Highland METRO station.