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Cinecon 48 is coming!!

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 29th, 2012
2012
Aug 29

FESTIVALS

Cinecon 48 is coming!

 

 

Cinecon 48 is a five day celebration of the movies which will be held over Labor Day weekend, August 30th to September 3rd 2012, in Hollywood. We will be showing nearly thirty rare silent and early sound feature films and as many short subjects from the nation’s leading film archives and Hollywood studio vaults, and Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings. Celebrity guests will attend a screening of one of their films and participate in question and answer sessions following the film. You can buy great movie memorabilia in our six fabulous dealers’ rooms and the Cinecon Career Achievement Award celebrity banquet takes place on Sunday evening.

 

The Loews Hollywood Hotel (formerly the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel) will be the host hotel with all screenings taking place at the historic Egyptian Theater just down the street on Hollywood Blvd.

 

If you love movies, Cinecon 48 is the place to be over Labor Day weekend.

 

For more information, visit Cinecon’s website at: http://www.cinecon.org/

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The 85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 25th, 2012
2012
Aug 25

RUDOLPH VALENTINO

Candids from the 85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service

 

 

The annual service was held in the Cathedral Mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

 

 

 

The Cathedral Mausoleum was standing-room-only as fans of the silent film idol attend this years service.

 

 

 

Tyler Cassity, owner of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, opened the ceremonies

 

 

 

Tracy Ryan Terhune, author of Valentino Forever, was again this years emcee

 

 

 

Sylvia Valentino Huber, the great niece of Rudolph Valentino, delivered remarks from the Valentino family

 

 

 

 

Psychic-medium, Michael J. Kouri provided musical entertainment

 

 

 

Allison Francis read selected poems from “Daydreams” by Rudolph Valentino

 

 

 

Members of the audience enjoy two videos; one a tribute to past participants of the Valentino Memorial and another celebrating the centennial of Universal Studios where Valentino made four films early in his career. A scene from “A Society Sensation (1918) was shown. (Video editing by Frank Labrador Productions)

 

 

 

Mary Mallory, author of “Hollywoodland,” discussed Rudolph Valentino’s Hollywood home

 

 

 

 

Comedian Will Ryan also entertained musically

 

 

 

 

Author Michael Oldham talks about his book, “The Valentino Formula”

 

 

 

Stella Grace, of the Valentino Memorial Committee, closed the service by leading the audience in the 23rd Psalm

 

 

 

 Fans gather in the corridor to pay their respects at Valentino’s crypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood Forever Cemetery owner, Tyler Cassity and Valentino memorial organizer, Stella Grace discuss next year’s service

 

 

 

Stella Grace and Tracy Ryan Terhune of the Valentino Memorial Committee. Other members include Chanell O Farrill and Marvin Paige.

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Gene Kelly’s 100th Birthday

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 23rd, 2012
2012
Aug 23

100th BIRTHDAY

 

 

AMERICAN ACTOR AND DANCER

 

  • BORN: August 23, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • DIED: February 2, 1996, Beverly Hills, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Complications from two strokes
  • BURIAL: Cremated, ashes given to family

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85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 22nd, 2012
2012
Aug 22

HOLLYWOOD EVENTS

The 85th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service

 

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

12:10 PM

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

CATHEDRAL MAUSOLEUM

6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

 

This year, as in years past, the memorial has been organized by Valentino experts, Stella Grace and Tracy Ryan Terhune.

 

Stella Grace is a noted authority and collector on Rudolph Valentino and Mr. Terhune, also a Valentino collector, is the author of the popular book, Valentino Forever, which recounts the history of the Annual Valentino services. For more information – http://www.hollywoodforever.com/ 

 

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the Steve Allen Theater

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 21st, 2012
2012
Aug 21

HOLLYWOOD EVENTS

Stella Grace and Tracy Ryan Terhune proudly present “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” at the Steve Allen Theater

 

 

 

Trepany House and the Steve Allen Theater

present in conjunction with

The 85th Annual Valentino Memorial Service  

A very special screening of

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Starring Rudolph Valentino

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012   

7pm
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Your admission of $5 is tax deductable. Greater donations are welcome and appreciated! All proceeds benefit Trepany House. Trepany House is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts organization, producing theatrical works of the unusual and the unique, from the educational to the comedic. For more information – www.trepanyhouse.org

 

 

 

 

After enjoying Rudolph Valentino in one of his most famous roles, be sure to attend the 85th Annual Valentino Memorial Service held the following day, Thursday, August 23 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The time of the service is 12:10 PM, the time of Valentino’s death in New York.

 

This year, as in years past, the memorial has been organized by Valentino experts, Stella Grace and Tracy Ryan Terhune.

 

Stella Grace is a noted authority and collector on Rudolph Valentino and Mr. Terhune, also a Valentino collector, is the author of the popular book, Valentino Forever, which recounts the history of the Annual Valentino services. For more information – http://www.hollywoodforever.com/

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Phyllis Diller Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 20th, 2012
2012
Aug 20

OBITUARY

Phyllis Diller, outlandish comedian, dies at 95

 

 

Phyllis Diller, famed for her self-deprecating jokes, wild wardrobe and overstated laugh, made her comedy club debut at 37 and enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2012

 

Phyllis Diller, the zany housewife-turned-stand-up comic with the electrified hairdo, outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark laugh, has died. She was 95.

 

 Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Phyllis Diller

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Tony Scott Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 20th, 2012
2012
Aug 20

OBITUARY

‘Top Gun’ director Tony Scott jumps to his death from L.A. bridge

 

 

Tony Scott, a director known for ‘Top Gun’ and a producer, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro without hesitation, witnesses tell police.

 

By Andrew Blankstein and John Horn
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2012

 

“Top Gun” director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon. He was 68. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Port Police, who were the first on the scene.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Tony Scott

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William Windom Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 20th, 2012
2012
Aug 20

OBITUARY

William Windom dies at 88; Emmy-winning character actor

 

 

 

The veteran character actor’s Emmy-winning role in the TV series ‘My World and Welcome to It’ marked the start of a long-term relationship with humorist James Thurber’s whimsical Americana.

 

By Reed Johnson
Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2012

 

In the role that won him an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series, William Windom played John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who harnessed an active fantasy life to escape the doldrums of his middle-class Connecticut existence. Based on the work of American humorist James Thurber, “My World and Welcome to It” survived only one season on NBC.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for William Windom

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Veronique Peck Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 19th, 2012
2012
Aug 19

OBITUARY

Veronique Peck dies; Gregory Peck’s widow was L.A. philanthropist

 

 

 Gregory Peck with daughter Cecilia, left, and wife Veronique in 2000 at the Cannes Film Festival. (Jack Guez, Agence France Press / May 16, 2000)

 

Veronique Peck helped her husband raise $50 million for the American Cancer Society in the late 1960s, and she supported a South L.A. theater and the L.A. Public Library.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2012

 

French-born Veronique Peck, who was the widow of actor Gregory Peck and an ardent supporter of civic and cultural causes in her adopted country, died Friday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 80.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Veronique Peck

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Phyllis Thaxter Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 15th, 2012
2012
Aug 15

OBITUARY

Actress Phyllis Thaxter, Superman’s Mom, Dies at 90

 

 

 

She played Ma Kent in the 1978 superhero film after appearing years earlier in such classics as “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” and “Act of Violence.”

 

By Mike Baxter
Hollywood Reporter
August 15, 2012

 

Phyllis Thaxter, the wholesome actress who played Ma Kent in 1978’s Superman and the faithful girlfriend to vengeful POW Robert Ryan in the 1948 film noir classic Act of Violence, has died. She was 90.

 

Click here to continue reading the Hollywood Reporter’s obituary for Phyllis Thaxter

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