Egyptian Theatre
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Sat, Sep 26, 2015
2:00pm

Art Deco Society Of Los Angeles Historic Lecture Series 2015
“The Elegance of Erté” Presentation / LA BOHEME
Co-presented by the American Cinematheque with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

From the aristocratic world of Imperial Russia to the opera houses of Europe and the lights of Broadway, the designer Erté created costumes, theater sets and extraordinarily detailed paintings that are today treasured by private collectors and museums alike. Nicknamed “the father of Art Deco,” he designed for the Ziegfeld Follies, did covers for Harper's Bazaar magazine and worked for the newly formed MGM Studios in 1925. This illustrated presentation from Stephan, artist-in-residence for the Art Deco Society of California, will take you on a dazzling journey through Erté’s life and art, including vintage magazines from Stephan's personal collection.

Followed at 3:20 PM by:
LA BOHÈME, 1926, Warner Bros. (Details below)
Please note the runtime of 105 minutes is an approximate estimation, due to frame rate of this silent film.

Introduction to the film by historian Richard Adkins. Stephan’s own Erte-inspired work in the form of greeting cards and posters, will be for sale in the lobby (cash only) before the show and at the break.
35 mm!
Live Musical Accompaniment!

LA BOHÈME
1926, Warner Bros., 105 min, USA, Dir: King Vidor

Sumptuously designed (costumes are by an uncredited Erté), King Vidor’s follow-up to THE BIG PARADE was this luminous silent romance, based on the Henri Murger book that also inspired the classic Puccini opera. In this tale of struggling artists in 1830 Paris, embroiderer Mimi (Lillian Gish) and playwright Rodolphe (John Gilbert) are next-door neighbors who grow closer after each is threatened with eviction – though her self-sacrifice and his tempestuous nature set the stage for tragedy. Gish’s final odyssey through the cobblestone streets of Paris’ Latin Quarter is one for the ages. With Edward Everett Horton.


This 35mm print is not in pristine condition, but it is the only screening copy available. Musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. This series is produced by Margot Gerber.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Sep 26, 2015 • 2:00pm

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