July 28, 2013

Egyptian Theatre Screens 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

The American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society will salute Harper Goff, famed Hollywood production designer, with a special screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. For more information, please contact the theater at (323) 461-2020.

The program begins at 5:30 pm with a presentation by production designer Thomas A. Walsh on the movie’s art direction. Following 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Walsh will lead a discussion about Harper Goff’s accomplishments with Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Stephen Berger, all of whom worked for the Disney studio in the Imagineering or creative effects departments.

Tickets are $11 for general admission and $7 for members of the American Cinematheque. Tickets may be purchased at the cinema box office or on-line through Fandango. Please note that Fandango will charge a fee for purchasing tickets More information about purchasing tickets may be found on the cinema’s website.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, between Las Palmas and McCadden, in Hollywood, California. Directions are available on the cinema’s website.

Parking is available at several lots near the Egyptian, including the Hollywood & Highland complex. The Egyptian Theatre does not validate parking for any lot.

The Egyptian Theatre is also served by public transportation. The Metro Red Line’s Hollywood/Highland station is a short walk from the cinema. More information about parking, directions, and public transportation may be found on the theater’s website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, author Stephen Youngkin interviewed Harper Goff on the making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as well as the casting of Peter Lorre as Conseil, apprentice to Paul Lukas’ Prof. Arronax. Goff was inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame in 2013. He was named a Disney Legend following his death in 1993 at the age of 81.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-bound and soft-bound, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

1 comment:

Chauncey said...

This is fantastic!