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Oakland Post (22/Oct/1970) - Museum Shows 'Made In Hollywood' Series



Museum Shows 'Made In Hollywood' Series

Fourteen films representing a cross section of the quality, variety and style of motion pictures — westerns, dramas, mysteries, comedies and musicals — made in Hollywood from the 1930's through the 1950's, are being shown in the Oakland Museum Theater on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

The series, entitled "Made in Hollywood" documents the work of seven major directors: Busby Berkeley, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Stanley Donen, John Ford, Billy Wilder and John Huston. Two films of each of these directors have been chosen as examples of their particular art and craft. The 14 films concern themselves with themes which reflect American customs and values and with techniques of film making which show Hollywood at its professional best.

Future films in the series and dates of showings are:

John Ford's "Wagonmaster" Friday, October 23, and "My Darling Clementine" Saturday, October 24; John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon" Friday, November 6, and "The Red Badge of Courage" Saturday, November 7; Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt" Friday, November 20, and "North by Northwest" Saturday, November 21; Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" Friday, December 4, and "The Magnificent Ambersons" Saturday, December 5. The series will end with Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" Friday, December 18, and "Sunset Boulevard" Saturday, December 19.

Tickets for individual films are available at the theater box office. General admission is $1.25 ($1 to OMA members) for adults and $75 for students through high school age.

"Made in Hollywood" is the first extensive film series to be shown in the new Museum and inaugurates a policy on the part of the Museum and the Oakland Museum Association of planning and presenting such series on a regular basis.