On July 19th, VLA concluded its film Noir summer series at the "Million Dollar Theatre" in DTLA with "Double Indemnity"! But we'll be back! We are announcing our second film series very soon.
Vintage Los Angles is currently in partnership with the Grand Central Market in DTLA. On May 19th we had another exciting and enthusiastic turn out. Dozens of attendees dressed up in Vintage clothes and we were packed. To my unexpected delight, screenplay writer, Robert Towne (who wrote Chinatown and dozens of other classic films") showed up! VLA hopes to be curating an evening with Robert in the near future. We had a fantastic chat and tossed around a few ideas. So stay tuned and come and celebrate L.A.'s rich film history and watch the classics in the environment they were intended to be seen in.
Set against the backdrop of old Los Angeles, the film's sordid tale of money and murder kicked off the film Noir genre and continues to dazzle audiences today. Directed by the great Billy Wilder and co-written by mystery novelist Raymond Chandler, the film stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and the legendary Edgar G. Robinson. As a kid, I grew up across the street from Edward G. Robinson and I never imagined in a million years I would be presenting one of his films.
The "Million Dollar Theatre" was Sid Gruaman's very first Movie Palace built in 1918. I can't think of a better destination for the community of VLA to gather together and watch classic films.
Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing, Nancy Olson from Billy Wilder's masterpiece, "Sunset Blvd" and before that we screened Orson Welle's classic, "Touch Of Evil". Thank you to the "Million Dollar Theatre" and "Grand Central Market" for allowing VLA to hang our hats (and fedoras) in their historic theatre every Month. That marquee never looked so good!
And thank you for the continuous support from the local NBC news! Link here.