We sometimes find ourselves standing outside the Egyptian or Roosevelt Hotel late at night, and a prickly feeling settles upon us, like a veil. And whether you subscribe to the theory that Tinseltown is one of the most ghostly spots on the planet, or you are merely mad for movies, the Hollywood Heritage Museum's exploration of Haunted Hollywood aims to tingle the toes.
Marc Wanamaker, the president of Hollywood Heritage and the co-author of a book about the famous phantoms of Movieland, presides over the chilling chat. Slides of supernatural spots will be projected, celluloid legends discussed and refreshments offered. Will Mr. Wanamaker talk about the vibe-filled Vogue Theater, or the knock-our-socks-off Knickerbocker Hotel, or the many shadowy alleys where starlets who will never make that next audition continue to roam for all eternity?
The setting of the evening is the reason we're telling everyone we know to go. If you're in the business and have never made the pilgrimage to the Lasky-DeMille Barn on Highland, tonight is the night. The barn, having been preserved and fought for and moved several times in its long life, is one of the major birthplaces of the movie industry, and its fabled story enthralls.
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30PM
The Hollywood Heritage Museum at the Lasky-DeMille Barn, 2100 N. Highland Avenue