Hear an Expert on MGM Backlot at Next Culver City Historical Society Meeting Next Wednesday

Stephen Sylvester, co-author of M-G-M Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot, and Academy award winning cinematographer Fred Koenekamp will share the spotlight at the next general meeting of Culver City Historical Society, this Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m in the Veterans Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room.  The public is welcome to enjoy this free program.

Sylvester will present a short film and a speak about the history of the soundstages and outdoor sets where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced many of the world’s most famous films. His book features candid, exclusive voices and photographs from the people who worked there, and includes hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs.  Sylvester will sign his book for those who bring it with them that night.

Koenekamp, known for his camera work on Patton, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Papillion, and The Towering Inferno, for which he won his Academy award, and many other fine films, will also share his memories of the MGM years.

Tthe Veterans Memorial Building is located at 4117 Overland Ave. The entrance to the Multi-Purpose Room is through the back of the building near the parking lot, and through the Archive & Resource Center space. For more information, you can call the Society at (310) 253-6941, inquire by e-mail, or visit the CCHS website.   

 

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