Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
2:00pm

Art Deco Illustrated Presentations 2014
Illustrated Talk & Screening!
“Art Deco Radios” / WAKE UP AND LIVE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, with the support of the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica.

Art Deco Radios
The art deco era neatly overlapped the golden age of radio; join historian, author and collector Peter Sheridan for an illustrated presentation on the beautifully crafted vintage radios used to tune in to “The Shadow,” “Fibber McGee and Molly” and countless other popular broadcasts of the day. Speaking on themes from his new book, Sheridan will discuss the major influence of Art Deco and Industrial Design on the evolution of radio styling in the 1930s and 1940s. He will identify the 35 designers (including all the famous luminaries of Streamlining) who used mass production with new materials such as bakelite and catalin to create elegant small radios representing the new machine-age future in this period.
60 min.

Peter Sheridan is a committee member of the Australian Art Deco & Modernism Society and guest lecturer in Design History at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. His newly published book Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made (Schiffer Publishing) will be available for sale at a booksigning between the lecture and the screening. There will also be a display of radios from local collectors.

Followed by the feature film:
Archival Print!

WAKE UP AND LIVE
1937, 20th Century Fox, 91 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lanfield

Playing themselves, legendary gossip columnist Walter Winchell and bandleader Ben Bernie are embroiled in a feud (a long-running gag from their respective radio shows) in this energetic musical based on Dorothea Brande’s self-help bestseller. Alice Faye costars as a singer who helps another performer (THE WIZARD OF OZ’s Jack Haley) get over his fear of microphones.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, Sep 28, 2014 • 2:00pm

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