Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Art Deco Society Illustrated Lectures 2017
In Person Guests!
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Arrive early to view artifacts from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS film site on display in the lobby!

Panel discussion following with director Peter Brosnan, producer Dan Coplan, composer Steve Bauman, archaeologist Colleen Hamilton, Lisa Mitchell (actress in the 1956 version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS), Peter Bernstein (son of composer Elmer Bernstein) and others.
2016, RandomMedia, 88 min, Uin, Dir: Peter Brosnan

For his 1923 biblical epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, director Cecil B. DeMille re-created ancient Egypt on the central California coast with one of the biggest movie sets of the silent era, which was buried on location in Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes after the film was completed. And there it lay, forgotten, for the next 60 years.... the "lost city of Cecil B. DeMille." In 1983, a group of determined film buffs -- inspired by a cryptic clue in DeMille's posthumously published Autobiography -- located the remains of the set. Director Peter Brosnan’s 30-year quest to unearth the site - and, through numerous interviews, its secrets - makes for one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes documentaries ever. “For anyone who cares about Hollywood history - or, for that matter, California history - THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE is an irresistible detective story, told with a sense of wonder, a sense of humor and a mild exasperation over the ‘permit people,’ as Brosnan wryly calls them.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter.

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Sep 23, 2017 • 2:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Sun, Jan 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
In Person Guest!
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Lisa Schoening In Person!
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Cary Farnsworth In Person!
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Egyptian Theatre