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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A Thousand Cuts: Film Treasures Rescued by Collectors & Dealers

Members can get 2 free tickets to this event at the box office.

As 35mm and 16mm film sadly disappear, so goes the colorful underground network of dealers and collectors who fought over and hoarded these precious prints – often rescuing them from dumpsters and basements.

Join us for a program of rarities assembled by motion picture archivist Jeff Joseph of SabuCat Productions, including footage of Alfred Hitchcock leaving for England to direct STAGE FRIGHT (found in a New Jersey attic); two-color Technicolor footage of the Marx Brothers shooting ANIMAL CRACKERS; the last surviving film of both Greta Garbo and Humphrey Bogart for never-completed projects; Judy Garland’s costume tests for VALLEY OF THE DOLLS; Bela Lugosi interviewed at home in 1931; the only surviving footage of Fred Astaire and choreographer Hermes Pan dancing together (discovered in Pan’s closet); ultra-rare commercials and PSAs including comedians Mike Nichols & Elaine May explaining why we should file our taxes (recently found in a garage in Inglewood, California) and much, much more.

Discussion following with Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph, who will sign their new book, A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.
90 min. | Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Sep 23, 2016 • 7:30pm

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