Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood Heritage’

Mary Pickford in “Johanna Enlists” at Hollywood Heritage

Monday, February 11th, 2013



Screening at The Hollywood Heritage Museum

Wednesday, February 13th

Doors open at 7:00 pm Film starts at 7:30 pm


1918 Artcraft – Paramount film

directed by William Desmond Taylor

starring – MARY PICKFORD



A rare short about Mary Pickford’s

War Bond selling drive during World War I

Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Charles Chaplin

during their war bond sales tours during World War I.

The evening also includes an extensive display of photographs, magazines, heralds, programs, lobby cards and other artifacts relating to the career of Mary Pickford, from private collections and the the permanent collection of The Hollywood Heritage Museum.


To purchase tickets, Click HERE



Vaudeville to Nickelodeon at the Hollywood Heritage Museum

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012


Tickets for this event are available online with your credit card via Brown Paper Tickets.

A nominal fee will be added to the ticket price for this service.


Just go to: Galen Wilkes – From Vaudeville to the Nickelodeon for more information.

Or call 1-800-838-3006 to reserve tickets over the phone.
Doors open at 7:00PM and seating is limited.

For additional information please visit: Hollywood Heritage

Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky-DeMille Barn

(across from the Hollywood Bowl)

2100 N. Highland Avenue

Information: 323-874-2276


Admission: $5.00 for Hollywood Heritage Members

and $15.00 for Non-Members



A Day of Silents at Hollywood Heritage

Friday, June 1st, 2012


Hollywood Heritage Logo

Silent Sunday June 2012

Advance tickets via the internet are recommended through Brown Paper Tickets: A Day of Silents

 or call (800) 838-3006 to reserve over the phone. 



 A nominal service fee will be included in the price of the ticket.



Parallel Language Films at Hollywood Heritage

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011





Essanay Photoplays at the Barn

Thursday, January 13th, 2011


Evening @ the Barn




Marian Gibbons Obituary

Thursday, December 9th, 2010


Marian Gibbons; Hollywood preservationist and author, dies at 89



Marian Gibbons, Hollywood preservationist, actress, singer, author and a founder of Hollywood Heritage, passed away December 8 from lung cancer. She was 89.


Gibbons was born in1921 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and lived in Wisconsin and Arizona. She fell in love with Hollywood during a brief stay here in 1949 but her husband Jim’s business took them back to the Midwest.


Marian returned to Hollywood in the late 1970’s when she worked as a publicist with her daughter, Jane, an anchor for KNBC. Hollywood’s run-down appearance at the time inspired her, along with Christy Johnson McAvoy, Frances Offenhauser McKeal, Mildred Heredeen and Susan Peterson St. Francis to start Hollywood Heritage, Inc. Through the inspiration and hard work of these founders, Hollywood Heritage became the success story it is today.


A memorial is planned and more information will be released as soon as it is available. She will be interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.



Will Rogers at Hollywood Heritage

Monday, December 6th, 2010


Evening @ the Barn



Hollywood Heritage Presents

an “Evening @ the Barn”

Tribute to Will Rogers

(with Rogers’ great-granddaughter Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry in-person)   


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

at 7:30 PM

at the Hollywood Heritage Museum



2100 North Highland Avenue (across from the Hollywood Bowl).

General admission is $10 ($5 for Hollywood Heritage members). 

Free parking. Refreshments available


William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s. This tribute to the cowboy humorist — who starred in the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column and became Hollywood’s biggest box-office star — will commemorate Rogers’ passing with an evening of film clips and recollections. Rogers perished in an Alaska plane crash 75 years ago.


Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, Will Rogers’ great-granddaughter, will be on hand to discuss the legacy of her famous relative. Jennifer has been involved in the Rogers family business since 1991 and now serves as the family spokesperson and media contact. She travels throughout the year to promote the legacy of Will Rogers, including riding in the Rose Parade with Sons and Daughters of the Reel West.


“The tribute to Will Rogers is a wonderful event to celebrate the life of one of the greatest Americans to ever live”, says Rogers-Etcheverry. “Will’s wisdom and quotes are timeless and we applaud the Hollywood Heritage Museum for helping to keep his memory alive.” Jennifer will be joined by Todd  Vradenburg, Executive Director of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation and Board President of the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has graciously allowed the museum to host the first public screening of several documentaries that were produced expressly for their popular Will Rogers DVD Collection. The first is entitled “Back to the Ranch” and features personal interviews with Rogers’ family members at the re-dedication of the Will Rogers Ranch in Pacific Palisades. The second, “Jane Withers Remembers…” features heartfelt stories from the beloved child star who was befriended by Rogers when they were both making films at Fox Studios.


In addition, Hollywood Heritage board member and film historian Stan Taffel will offer rarely-seen Rogers movie clips from his personal film collection.


A raffle for gift baskets filled with unusual Will Rogers – related memorabilia will also be held.


The Tribute to Will Rogers is being produced by Hollywood Heritage Board member Bryan Cooper and Barn Committee member Dave Greim.


For additional information please visit: or



Looney Tunes @ Hollywood Heritage

Monday, November 8th, 2010


Evening @ the Barn




An Evening with Jerry Beck

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:30PM



in the Lasky-DeMille Barn

(Across from the Hollywood Bowl)

2100 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068


Cartoon historian and critic Jerry Beck will discuss his most recent book,The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, compiled from lists submitted by fans, historians, and cartoonists. Then, buckle up as Jerry introduces some of the best films in the book featuring Bugs, Daffy, Wile E. Coyote, and the whole Warner Bros. gang!


Admission: $5 MEMBERS, $10 NON-MEMBERS

 Admission sold only at the door

Doors open 7 p.m., program starts 7:30 p.m.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment, as seating is limited by fire regulations to 110 guests.

Refreshments available for purchase.

Ample FREE PARKING as usual in “Lot D.”

If arriving by Metro, we are a short walk north of the Hollywood/Highland red line station.

on Wed. Dec. 8, 2010 AT 7:30 P.M



Gravehunting with Steve

Monday, October 11th, 2010


Evening @ the Barn



Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7:30PM

Gravehunting With Steve


Lasky-DeMille Barn

(Across from the Hollywood Bowl)
2100 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068

Admission: $5 MEMBERS, $10 NON-MEMBERS

 Admission sold only at the door 

Doors open 7 p.m., program starts 7:30 p.m


Take a trip underground with cemetery historian Steve Goldstein as he uncovers the final resting places of Los Angeles’ most famous and influential residents. Gravesites to be discussed include: Walt Disney, The Three Stooges, Marilyn Monroe, Bugsy Siegel, Stan Laurel, Sharon Tate, Frank Zappa and Dee Dee Ramone.


The program will include a screening of Steve’s short film, Gravehunting With Steve: A Journey Beneath Los Angeles, an audience Q&A and book signing of LA’s Graveside Companion:  Where the V.I.P.’s R.I.P.:


About the Author:
Steve Goldstein has been a cemetery historian for over twenty years, frequently appearing in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and other media as an expert on the subject, and is a frequent contributor to the online reference site,, as well as being a sought after tour guide and creator of the website, founded in 1998. His book is entitled “LA’s Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.’s R.I.P. “


About the book:
LA’s Graveside Companion:  Where the V.I.P.’s R.I.P.:   Over ten years in the making, this elegant and informative guide to a dozen Los Angeles cemeteries unearths the 400 most interesting gravesites in Southern California. Over 270 amazing photos, informative text, and driving directions guide readers to the final resting places of L.A.’s most famous and influential residents. Included are Walt Disney to The Three Stooges, Marilyn Monroe to Bugsy Siegel, Stan Laurel to beloved actor John Ritter. Murder victims Sharon Tate and Lana Clarkson. It includes the graves of rock stars Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone, Beach Boy Carl Wilson and the unmarked graves of Frank Zappa and Roy Orbison. Scarecrow, the Tin Man and Toto too!

The text includes insightful biographies of each star and will reveal the secrets to where the bodies are buried that can’t be found in cemeteries! All who are passionate about early LA history will treasure this timeless book. 

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment, as seating is limited. 

Refreshments available for purchase. 

Ample FREE PARKING as usual in “Lot D.”

If arriving by Metro, we are a short walk north of the Hollywood/Highland red line station.



Save the Fairfax Theatre

Saturday, January 9th, 2010


Historic Fairfax Theatre could be replaced by apartment complex


(Los Angeles Public Library)


By Shelby Grad
Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2009


The Fairfax district could be losing a major landmark.


A developer is proposing replacing the Art Deco-style Fairfax Theatre and the thrift shop next door at Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard with a residential complex.


According to Curbed L.A., a developer wants to gut the building and create more than 70 residential units as part of a mixed-use development. The Larchmont Chronicle says the developer would keep the Art Deco facade, but that has not stopped some residents from vowing a fight.


Critics note that the Fairfax is one of the last independent theaters in Los Angeles. Such nonchain cinemas have been hit hard by the recession. “The Fairfax is going to be our flagship to try to save neighborhood theaters,” said Brian Curran, a board member of Hollywood Heritage told the Chronicle


A group, Friends of the Fairfax Theatre, has created a Facebook page to fight the closure. “The Fairfax now faces a threat to its existence by developers. Being one of the last few remaining neighborhood movie houses left in L.A., let alone the country as a whole, it needs to be preserved. Please join us as we save this Fairfax District institution,” the group says.