Vaudeville Extravaganza! -- Comedy Acts, Music, Films & More at the Alex Theatre
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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 a ball! Charlie Chaplin is a genius, and his film was even better on the big screen. Most of the vaudeville acts were entertaining....I hope the jugglers return next year....juggling for two? How cool is that!! As always, the Alex is a great venue...easy, inexpensive parking, & very friendly staff!! Thanks goldstar for introducing us to a great artform!!
From the late 1800s 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. Alex Film Society's annual re-creation of the nostalgic genre is the only vaudeville show produced regularly in Los Angeles.
Opening this year's show will be the legendary Ian Whitcomb and his Bungalow Boys playing nostalgic music from the vaudeville era. The show continues with Davis & Faversham, "Frankfurter Sandwiches" salute to vaudeville comedy; the Golden Voiced Tenor, Peter Nathan Foltz; Marvelous Manual Manipulations by Jack & Jeri Kalvan; the TV legend Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop. Closing the live show will be the Amazing Master Magician Christopher Hart and "Thing." True to the vaudeville genre, the evening concludes on the big screen with a sing-along cartoon, vintage newsreel, and Charlie Chaplin's 1917 comedy classic "The Cure" (1917), plus a Technicolor short, "The Royal Rodeo" (1939).
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.