The Most Star-Studded Movie In Theatres Anywhere!!
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD is narrated by:
Offering their unique perspectives in interviews shot specifically for the film, are:
Andre de Toth
Samuel L. Jackson
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD is written and directed by Todd McCarthy (chief Variety film critic and director of the award-winning VISIONS OF LIGHT), produced by Sasha Alpert and co-directed and edited by Arnold Glassman. Barbara Zicka Smith is the executive producer.
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD represents a broad-based commitment by the Hollywood community. Eastman Kodak Company spearheaded the project by providing valuable production funds to launch the million dollar movie. Panavision chief John S. Farrand called upon production and post production companies to join Panavision to support the endeavor.
Studios, guilds, and unions waived fees, including the American Federation of Musicians, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America, Canal+, CBS, Columbia Pictures, MGM, Miramax, New Line, Paramount Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros.
Forty-five companies contributed over one half million dollars of services to make the 35mm film: Bi-Pack, Chapman-Leonard, Crest National, Cinema Research Corp, CFI Imaging and Laboratory, Custom Film Effects, Deluxe Laboratories, Digital Editing Solutions, Dolby Laboratories, Hollywood Film & Video, Hollywood Rentals, Howard Anderson Co., J&R Film / Moviola Digital, Kodak, Modern Music, Mole Richardson Co., Morgan Creek Prods, Pacific Title, Panavision, New Standard Post, Negative People, Raleigh Studios, Sony Pictures HD Center, Todd AO Hollywood Digital, Todd AO Studios, Todd AO Video, Title House, Warrenwood Sound Studios, and YCM Labs. Other contributors were Ashfield Film & Video, Audio Plus Video, Buena Vista Imaging, CBO, Coffey Sound, Design Setters, Digital Symphony, DJ Audio, Fotokem, Four Media Lab, In Frame, Kino Flo, Lightning Dubbs, Macht Entertainment, Randall Michelson Photography, Modern Props, Modern Video, Paskal Lighting, Rosco, Technicolor, Trackwise, and Vidfilm.
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD Press Notes
Director's Comments by Todd McCarthy
A history of Hollywood in Antique Postcard Images
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.), a permanent attraction film which screens exclusively at the Egyptian Theatre. Produced by the American Cinematheque, the film celebrates a century of movie-making history and the eternal allure of Hollywood glamour. The unique story of Hollywood, the bountiful farming suburb, turned movie capital of the world, is told through interviews with some of todays best known stars and filmmakers. Go to the Premiere.
The Cinematheque has produced an original film that will give visitors to Los Angeles an insiders perspective on the glamour and mystique of the most celebrated industry in the world, says American Cinematheque director Barbara Smith. It is our gift to the city and is designed to preserve the rich legacy of the film industry and make it accessible to both visitors to Los Angeles as well as local movie lovers. What better place is there to immerse yourself in Hollywood history than at the historically significant Egyptian Theatre, the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere? (ROBIN HOOD in 1922).
all over the world, Hollywood has always represented glamour and
Altogether, FOREVER HOLLYWOOD is comprised of over 400 images from archives and feature films. This 35mm movie features film clips from over 75 American films, footage dating back to the earliest days of the industry, behind-the-scenes glimpses of studios and films in production, rare home movies of the stars, tantalizing peeks at Hollywood nightlife and its famous clubs and remarkable historical material that reveals the ever-changing face of Los Angeles over the years.
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD is shown exclusively at the Egyptian Theatre.
SCREENING SCHEDULE: Please check our monthly calendar for public tour dates and screenings of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD. To schedule a private group tour (10 or more persons), please call 323.461.2020, ext. 121. Individuals may join existing group tours. Call for details.
TICKETS: Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for Students/Seniors/Children under 12. Tickets are available at the box office or at www.fandango.com Reservations are not required except for groups. Call 323.461.2020, ext. 7.
GROUPS: FOREVER HOLLYWOOD has proven to be a great group outing for church groups, senior groups, companies, scout troops, schools, etc. If you plan to come as a group please call ahead to make sure that the film is playing the day you want to come.
LOCATION/PARKING/ACCESS: The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard between McCadden Place and Las Palmas Avenue. Selma Avenue runs east/west south of the theatre. Parking is available in adjacent lots on Las Palmas and McCadden, south of Hollywood Boulevard and on Cherokee (1 blk. East of Las Palmas, just north of Hollywood Boulevard). The Cherokee lot is free for the first two hours. The theatre is handicap accessible. Parking Validation for Hollywood and Highland Complex (2 hours for $2) with validation. Map
EGYPTIAN THEATRE TOURS: Tours
of the historic Graumans 1922 Egyptian Theatre can be pre-arranged for groups of 10 or more. Docent tours last approximately 60 minutes and
can be customized for persons who cannot engage in extensive walking and stair climbing. Includes a complete guided tour of the restored courtyard and renovated interior as well
as background on the theatres significance to the history of Hollywood Boulevard and to the film industry. Individuals may
join existing group tours.
We hold group tours on one Saturday and one Sunday per month. These are open to all. You can buy a ticket at the door a few minutes before the tour starts. See our master calendar for dates & times.
THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE: In the mid-90s, the most natural setting for the American Cinematheques permanent
location became available. The Egyptian Theatre, built by the legendary Sid Grauman (five years before the
Chinese), was designed by
architects Meyer and Holler and opened in 1922. It was home to the very first Hollywood movie premiere and was known in the
silent era as the theater
where the stars see the movies and later, as the theater, where the stars see and hear the
movies. Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Barbara LaMarr, Norma and Constance Talmadge, Jesse
Lasky, Lillian Gish, Fred
Niblo and many other Hollywood pioneers were frequent guests at premieres. Renovated in the late 50s for
Cinemascope, the theatre continued
operating into the early 90s. Inside the historic shell are two state-of-the-art movie theatres: the
616-seat Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre and the 78-seat Steven Spielberg theatre. The original entrance portico (or outdoor lobby) is restored with the
ticket booths and four massive columns as well as the original Egyptian motif sunburst-ceiling. A 1922 Wurlitzer theatre organ will be installed in 2000
for silent film presentations. This stunning architectural landmark brings the legacy of grand movie palaces into the new millenium, by utilizing
state-of-the-art technology at work within a historic shell. The Egyptian has been modified to have perfect acoustics and picture for everything from
silent films to Cinemascope movies with 6-track sound and modern THX extravaganzas all on the giant screen.
AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE: The Egyptian Theatre is the permanent home of the critically acclaimed American
Cinematheque, a 15-year-old non-profit arts organization that provides Los Angeles audiences with year-round
film series featuring rare
and unusual films from all over the world, plus, an opportunity to meet the filmmakers who created the work. Guests this
year alone have included such
Hollywood icons as Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Gloria Stuart and Janet Leigh, plus directors like James Cameron
(TITANIC), Richard Fleischer
(20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA) and Spike Lee (MALCOLM X).
The Egyptian is an ever-evolving monument to cinema, in the city identified worldwide as the place where movies are made! Visit us to see movies on the big screen, the way they were meant to be seen!