Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
2:00pm

Art Deco Illustrated Presentations 2014
“Streamline Superheroes: Art Deco in Comics and Film” / FLASH GORDON: ROCKETSHIP
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Century Guild Gallery will be selling original pulp movie posters from the 1950s on site.

Streamline Superheroes: Art Deco in Comics and Film,” 60 min.
From science fiction to skyscrapers, Art Deco set the stage for a new kind of hero. In her hour-long lecture, film history writer Anne Marie Kelly traces the superhero’s origins in the optimism and style of 1930s Art Deco, and follows the enduring legacy of Deco design in the superhero’s cinematic rebirth at the end of the 20th century. Who designed Flash Gordon’s spaceship? Why does Superman wear a cape? What's the connection between Gotham City and Fritz Lang's Metropolis? Don your cape and cowl, and fly to the theater as we unmask these mysteries and more.

1940s Superman cartoons from the Fleischer Studios will screen before the feature, including "The Mummy Strikes" (because we are the Egyptian Theatre after all!), "The Mechanical Monsters" and "The Electric Earthquake."

Followed by:
FLASH GORDON: ROCKETSHIP
1936, Holland Releasing, 72 min, USA, Dir: Frederick Stephani

Condensed from the original four-hour-plus serial, ROCKETSHIP hurtles along like, well, a rocket ship! Flash (Buster Crabbe), faithful female sidekick Dale Arden (Jean Rogers) and Dr. Zarkov (Frank Shannon) do battle with interplanetary tyrant Ming the Merciless (Charles Middleton) while Flash tries not to succumb to the wiles of smitten, seductive Princess Aura (Priscilla Lawson), Ming’s daughter.


Screening format: 35mm Produced by Margot Gerber
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