Egyptian Theatre
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Sun, Jul 26, 2015
1:00pm

Art Deco Society of Los Angeles Historic Lecture Series 2015
90th Anniversary of the 1925 Paris Expo
The Debut of Art Deco / AU BONHEUR DES DAMES
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Illustrated Presentation: “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes

The 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, France heralded in the design aesthetic that the world now knows as “Art Deco.” This illustrated presentation celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Paris exhibition of 1925, which was a six month (April – October) display of modern decorative arts from all over Europe. Rory Cunningham, past president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, will speak about the pavilions, the boutiques and luxury goods displayed in the Expo, how the style spread throughout the world, and how it continues to evolve.

Plus, newsreels documenting the 1925 expo will screen!

Followed at 2:15PM by the feature film AU BONHEUR DES DAMES (1930), featuring plenty of Parisian fashion in the grands magasins (department stores). The rarely shown film is coming in from Lobster Films in Paris just for our screening! With a score composed by Gabriel Thibaudeau.
AU BONHEUR DES DAMES
1930, 89 min, France, Dir: Julien Duvivier

AU BONHEUR DES DAMES is a tale of corporate greed crushing the competition and squeezing out the little guy. Though the story sounds like it was torn from today's headlines, AU BONHEUR DES DAMES is a fascinating classic from the silent era. The legendary German actress and fashion icon Dita Parlo (GRAND ILLUSION), whose exotic look and glamorous mystique inspired Madonna, stars as Denise, an orphan girl who comes to Paris to work in her uncle's small shop. Instead, she takes a job in the big department store across the street, which is trying to run her uncle out of business. Perhaps the last great silent production to come out of France, this melodrama is based on a novel by Emile Zola and directed by Julien Duvivier.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 26, 2015 • 1:00pm

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