Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles July 20-26, 2012

A rare screening of “Don’t Bother to Knock” (1952) starring Marilyn Monroe will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood this Saturday

Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles July 20-26, 2012

Movie events in Hollywood this week include the red carpet premiere of “The Watch” starring Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn; a swashbuckling Errol Flynn in “Captain Blood”; multiple appearances by filmmakers, actors, and other luminaries at special screenings; a free sneak preview of “Ruby Sparks” at Exposition Park; and so much more!

Friday, July 20

The Academy presents “Pillow Talk” (1959) starring Doris Day at dusk as part of its Oscars Outdoors summer series at 1341 Vine. Tickets are $5.00.

Actor/director Martin Donovan will present “Collaborator” (2011) at the Steven Spielberg at the Egyptian tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $11.00. The film continues through July 26 at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

“Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai” (2012), a Cannes Palme D’Or nominee, is playing in 3D at the Downtown Independent at 251 S. Main through Aug. 2. Check times. Tickets are 12.00.

A restored print of Shirley Clarke’s controversial “The Connection” (1961), about New York junkies and jazz, will air at the New Beverly through July 26 for $8.00. Check times.

Saturday, July 21

Street Food Cinema will host a free screening of “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and a sneak preview of “Ruby Sparks” (2012) at Exposition Park in front of the Coliseum at dusk. Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will attend.

A rare screening of “Don’t Bother to Knock” (1952) starring Marilyn Monroe will take place at the Egyptian, preceded by a book-signing and introduction by biographer Christopher Nickens at 1:00 p.m.

Underground auteur Damon Packard and cast will appear at the Egyptian for a screening of “Foxfur” (2012) and “SpaceDisco One” (2007) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $11.00.

Actor Dennis Christopher and director Peter Yates’ son Toby will appear in person for “Breaking Away” (1979) at the Cinefamily at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $12.00 at 611 Fairfax.

The Academy presents “The Karate Kid” (1984) starring Ralph Maccio at its open air theater on Homewood between Vine and Ivar at dusk for $5.00.

Devil’s Night Drive In presents “The Princess Bride” (1987) amid downtown high rise buildings at 250 W. 4th St. at dusk for $10.00.

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978) starring Donald Sutherland will screen at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. at dusk. This Cinespia event costs $10.00.

Sunday, July 22

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Cary Grant, Shirley Temple and Me: How I Came to Love the Movies

Cary Grant, Shirley Temple and Me: How I Came to Love the Movies

One of my earliest memories is of my father yelling for me to come and watch his favorite movies with him on TV.

We gathered in the living room and settled in to watch them together in the days before DVDs.

Here are a few of the best vintage movies introduced to me by my father:

Gunga Din” (1939)

Rudyard Kipling’s line “You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din!” rang out throughout our house whenever this movie came on the tube. – read more –


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Hollywood Landmarks: the 1929 Villa Bonita Building

The Villa Bonita building on Hillcrest Road in Hollywood, built in 1929 and recently sold for $4.35 million, represents a memorable period in the heyday of old Hollywood. Commissioned by famed director Cecil B. DeMille, this classic building helped house numerous employees of the motion picture industry over the years from Errol Flynn to Francis Ford Coppola. It is located in a historic area at the base of the Hollywood Hills and is designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument.

Hillcrest Road in Hollywood Heights is in a charming hillside setting at the base of an upward sloping street. This area creates an entry for elite residential homes in the Hollywood Hills to the north. The iconic 25-unit ivy-covered Villa Bonita is located at the base of the Hills, directly north and slightly west of the famous intersection at Hollywood and Highland, above Franklin Avenue. There are tons of Hollywood landmarks nearby, including Mann’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl and the Magic Castle. Seven stories high, it is easily the highest building in the residential area.

In 1929, when Villa Bonita was first built, the motion picture industry was booming. In those early years during the Silent Era of movies, from about 1910 through the 1920s, many producers and actors  –  – read more –


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