Jan 28 - Presentation on Bullock's Wilshire and Screening of THE WOMEN at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

01/28/2018 2:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Sunday, January 28, 2017
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The program will follow our annual meeting, open to all members of the Art Deco Society. Members will receive meeting information via email.

Wilshire Boulevard's Glittering Art Deco Emporium of Dreams
Co-presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and American Cinematheque

One of Los Angeles' most exquisite Art Deco buildings is still a glittering beacon on Wilshire Boulevard, thanks to Southwestern School of Law's adaptive re-use of the luxury department store as their law library. Award-winning author Margaret Leslie Davis will recount the history of this magnificent retailer that clothed the likes of Mae West (who had merchandise brought to her car for her approval), Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich - to name a few of Hollywood's famous clients. Designed by Parkinson and Parkinson in 1928, the legendary beacon is a preservation success story. Margaret Leslie Davis will give a one hour illustrated presentation on the department store, followed by a booksigning of Bullock's Wilshire and then, the classic 1939 film THE WOMEN.

In THE WOMEN, George Cukor (A STAR IS BORN, MY FAIR LADY) directs Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard and Joan Fontaine in a cast of 135 woman (with nothing on their minds, but men) wearing costumes designed by Adrian! Catch your breath yet? There is a six minute Technicolor fashion sequence! Forget the plot, which is essentially 'who's stepping out on who,' and focus on the fact that this movie takes things out of the boudoir and onto the screen in a picture that lets you see these women "with their hair down and their claws out," and we quote. "I've had two years to grow my claws Mother... JUNGLE RED!"

Current Art Deco Society Members will get free admission to this special event with RSVP. An email will be sent to the membership with RSVP information and the exact time of the event. The program will be open to the public for $12. Tickets online on Fandango or at the box office.