Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Dec 14, 2013
2:30pm

Lasky-DeMille Centennial
SAMSON AND DELILAH
An American Cinematheque and Hollywood Heritage presentation.

The legendary partnership between Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky began 100 years ago this month (Dec. 22), when the director and the producer leased a barn to serve as their studio facilities for THE SQUAW MAN, the first feature film to be made in the Hollywood area.

Join Hollywood Heritage at 11:30 AM at the Hollywood Heritage Museum (the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn at 2100 N. Highland Ave.) for a catered brunch at the birthplace of the Hollywood motion picture industry! A special exhibit of DeMille-Lasky memorabilia will be on display in addition to permanent exhibits including a recreation of DeMille's office in the barn.

The brunch and museum visit are followed at 1:30 PM by a guided walking tour to the Egyptian Theatre and finally a screening of DeMille's SAMSON AND DELILAH. Tickets for the brunch/tour are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/515506 for $13 each and include brunch, museum admission and the walking tour. You must purchase a brunch ticket by Dec. 11. Tickets for the film are available on Fandango and at the box office.

See http://www.hollywoodheritage.org for more centennial events including a screening of THE SQUAW MAN in the barn that served as its production office!

SAMSON AND DELILAH
1949, Paramount, 131 min, USA, Dir: Cecil B. DeMille

No one brought the Bible to the big screen with more gusto than director Cecil B. DeMille, who initially tried to adapt the tragic love story of the strongman and his Philistine temptress in the mid-1930s. Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr smolder in the title roles, with strong support from George Sanders, Angela Lansbury and Henry Wilcoxon. A huge box office hit, this Technicolor epic picked up Oscars for Best Art Direction and Costume Design.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Dec 14, 2013 • 2:30pm

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