8th Annual Vaudeville Extravaganza! - Live Entertainment and Film
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Experience the life of a Hollywood icon as the historic Alex Theatre hosts Loretta Young's 100th birthday gala. A paragon of grace and beauty, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress stole Clark Gable's heart and advanced women's status in entertainment by becoming the longest-running female host of a prime-time television show with The Loretta Young Show. Leading lady of such films as The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife and The Stranger, Young shared the screen with such greats as Cary Grant, Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. Young's son and daughter will be on hand, along with celebrity friends, to take the audience on a journey through the star's life. Movie clips, conversations, testimonies, dramatizations and an exclusive exhibit of Young's famous dresses and cherished possessions will bring this Hollywood legend to life. Learn More
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We had so much fun. I would not have gone to an event such as this on my own, but with Goldstar, the price is so low (can you say free) that I went ahead a nd got tickets. We plan on going again next year (even if I have to pay full price). Thank you, Goldstar, for a great night out.
<p>Opening the show will be the enchanting gentlemen: The Night Blooming Jazzmen playing nostalgic music from the vaudeville era. Our show of shows continues with: Reid & Faversham A Tribute to Stan & Ollie; Farrah Siegel America's Award-winning Yo-Yo Champion; Rusty & Griff The syncopated Swells, and Eric Buss, the Master of Foolology.
True to the vaudeville genre, the evening concludes on the big screen with a cartoon, vintage newsreel and two shorts: Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box (1932) and Larry, Moe and Curly in An Ache In Every Stake (1941).
From the late 1800's through the early 20th Century, vaudeville was the common people's theatrical experience. Across America and around the world, the wildly popular genre featured variety acts of countless descriptions and later included film programs. The Alex Film Society's annual recreation of the nostalgic genre is the only vaudeville/classic film show produced regularly in Los Angeles.
Built in 1925, the lovingly restored Alex Theatre was reopened in 1994. It stands today as one of the most important surviving examples of grand Vaudeville and movie palaces of the early 20th century and one of the very few extant theatres with an open forecourt.