February 21, 2015

Skirball Cultural Center Ends Émigré Exhibit, Mar 1, 2015

The Skirball Cultural Center, in Los Angeles, California, will bring to an end its exhibition “Light and Noir: Exiles and Emigres in Hollywood, 1933-1950” on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

The exhibition discusses those European actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, and more who escaped Adolf Hitler and the Nazis when they came to power and journeyed to Hollywood.

A major feature of the exhibit is Casablanca, whose cast is largely comprised of émigré actors – Peter Lorre, Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt, Helmut Dantine, S.Z. Sakall, Marcel Dalio, and Madeleine LeBeau, among many others – as well as the director, Hungarian-born Michael Curtiz. Included are a variety of costumes, props from Rick’s Café Americain, film clips, and lobby cards and reviews published on the film’s release in November, 1942.

These émigrés’ experiences, and Peter Lorre’s in particular, are discussed in detail in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, written by Stephen D. Youngkin. Copies of The Lost One are available for purchase in the Skirball gift shop.

The exhibit “Light and Noir” began its run on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Admission to the Skirball, including the exhibit “Light and Noir”, is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors 65 and older, as well as full-time students; and $5 for children ages 2 to 12. Admission is free for Skirball members, as well as children younger than 2 years old. On Thursdays, the Skirball is free for everyone.

The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California.

Parking is available on-site in the North Lot, the northern underground parking garage located at the end of the Skirball’s main driveway. Parking is also available nearby in the East Lot, the eastern underground parking garage, located across Sepulveda Boulevard.

More information about parking and ticket prices, as well as directions, may be found on the Skirball website.

The Skirball Cultural Center may also be reached at (310) 440-4500.

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