From THS Director DON BOHATKA:
“THE ARTIST”, destined to be one of the “BIG 5″ Oscar nominations this year, has opened in L. A. and New York and soon in your favorite megaplex.
It just happens to have the following L. A. theatres making cameo roles:
* Ebell Theatre – the hall where Judy Garland was discovered in 1934, becomes the film’s Kinograph office.
*Orpheum Theatre – the premiere of the movie-within-a-movie was shot in this 1926 film palace THS Board Director, Ed Kelsey, manages the house!
*Los Angeles Theatre – the film’s co-star has her movie premiere here…where Chaplin’s City Lights premiered in 1931.
(These theaters are very familiar to those who attended the THS 1998 and 2005 Conclaves)
Also look for the Bradbury Building and Mary Pickford’s Residence on Fremont Place.