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Kevin Thomas at Hollywood Heritage

Sunday, November 6th, 2011


Evening @ the Barn

Hollywood My Home Town: An evening with Kevin Thomas 




Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7:30 p.m.

Hollywood Heritage Museum

2100 N. Highland Avenue

(across from the Hollywood Bowl)

Hollywood, CA 90068


Kevin Thomas is best known as the longest contributing film critic at the Los Angeles Times but in truth, Mr. Thomas’ life in Hollywood goes far beyond his accomplished writings. Mr. Thomas’ family was one of the first families of early Hollywood and owned property along both Hollywood Boulevard (then known as Prospect Avenue), and Cherokee and La Brea Avenues. His family was French in origin and counted among their Hollywood neighbors and friends the noted artist Paul de Longpré and Louis Blondeau, the owner of the road house which eventually became Hollywood’s first film studio.


This evening will provide a rare glimpse into Hollywood history since, as his career progressed, Mr. Thomas could number among his own friends not only well known luminaries like Gloria Swanson, but also Minta Durfee Arbuckle, wife of Roscoe and Gertrude Olmstead, a Valentino co-star. Film historian Robert S. Birchard will host the evening, interviewing Mr. Thomas about his family and career along with a visual presentation of early Hollywood History.



Hollywood Heritage Members:  $5

Non-Members:  $10 

Doors Open:  7 p.m.


Although tickets may be purchased at the door, we recommend advance purchase through Brown Paper Tickets allowing patrons to buy tickets online (link is below), or over the phone at 1-800-838-3006. You can also have your tickets held for pickup the night of the event. There is a small service charge for the service, but it will guarantee seats at the events. The direct link to purchase tickets to “Hollywood My Home Town:  An Evening @ the Barn with Kevin Thomas” is: