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Forever Hollywood

The Most Star-Studded Movie In Theatres Anywhere!!

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FOREVER HOLLYWOOD is narrated by:

Sharon Stone

Offering their unique perspectives in interviews shot specifically for the film, are:

Warren Beatty

Annette Bening

Jeff Bridges

Andre de Toth

Michael Douglas

Clint Eastwood

Mel Gibson

Salma Hayek

Charlton Heston

Samuel L. Jackson

Angela Lansbury

Jack Lemmon

Shirley MacLaine

Edward Norton

Robert Redford    

Rob Reiner     

Vincent Sherman

Kevin Spacey    

Steven Spielberg

Gloria Stuart   

Quentin Tarantino

John Travolta

John Waters




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.

Screening Schedule

Eating in the Area

Egyptian Theatre



Moving Picture Ball




Director's Comments by Todd McCarthy

Crew Biographies

A history of Hollywood in Antique Postcard Images

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Screening Schedule

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 today’s best known stars and filmmakers. Go to the Premiere.

The Cinematheque has produced an original film that will give visitors to Los Angeles an insider’s perspective on the glamour and mystique of the most celebrated industry in the world,” says American Cinemfhcollage.jpg (93230 bytes)atheque 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).


“To people all over the world, Hollywood has always represented glamour and
the hope of success and celebrity, and countless people arrive every year to pursue these elusive but not impossible dreams,.” Says director Todd McCarthy. “This film is designed to make Hollywood history come alive and to evoke the distinct periods that produced so many different and cherished films, and to illustrate how Hollywood was influenced by significant social and cultural changes in the world.”

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, tombonnerfoto.GIF (97227 bytes)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 Grauman’s 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 theatre’s significance to the history of Hollywood Boulevard and to the film industry. Individuals may join existing group tours.
Tours cost $7 for adults and $5 for Students/Seniors/Children under 12.
$10 for tour and screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD.

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-90’s, the most natural setting for the American Cinematheque’s 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.
The Egyptian re-opened in December 1998 following the American Cinematheque’
s $15 million renovation of the building. The Cinematheque holds nightly specialty film programs which focus on filmmaking past and present. Discussions with actors, directors and others involved in the filmmaking process are a staple of the year-round film programs and special events at the theatre.

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).
Film lovers are treated to nightly film programs that range from Hollywood classics (including silent films presented with live accompaniment on our Wurlitzer organ) to new films from all over the globe -- including American Independent films from emerging directors and work rendered using state-of-the-art new media. One of the missions of the Cinematheque is to preserve the experience of seeing movies projected on film in a theatre.

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!