There are several film related exhibitions happening all over town that you won’t want to miss.
Now through December 31st, 2018
Michael Childers: Starstruck – A Life Behind the Lens
The Margaret Herrick Library presents an exhibition of photographs by the celebrity portrait photographer Michael Childers. The show, “MICHAEL CHILDERS: STARSTRUCK – A Life Behind the Lens,” will feature 39 portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs taken by Childers throughout his career, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Classic film stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, such as Mae West, Groucho Marx, Natalie Wood, Paul Newman and Gloria Swanson will be juxtaposed with more contemporary faces, including Grace Jones, Steve Martin, Cher and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some of Childers’ behind-the-scenes photography on the sets of various films (including a few directed by his longtime partner, the Academy Award-winning John Schlesinger), such as MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969), THE DAY OF THE LOCUST (1975) and MARATHON MAN (1976), will also be on display.
The photos will be exhibited free of charge in the lobby of the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills beginning in January 2018, and throughout the year.
Margaret Herrick Library
333 South La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Now through April 29th, 2018
The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection
The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection, which will be prominently displayed at the entrance to the Ahmanson Building.
This significant new exhibition explores the film poster as an art form, one that encompasses a wide range of styles, designs, and subjects. On view will be more than 20 rare posters, most of which have never been displayed at a major art museum. This installation will take place in two parts, the first from February 24 through April 29 and the second from May 12 through July 1, 2018.
This selection of international posters from the Golden Age of movie poster design (1920–1950) celebrates the bravura, charm, and inventiveness of these spectacular images. Deliberately chosen for the impressive quality of their design, these posters exemplify the high achievements of artists and illustrators in the era before photography dominated the field.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Now through May 18th, 2018
50 YEARS OF PLANET OF THE APES
A vast collection of props, costumes, photos, posters and artwork from across all iterations of the longstanding franchise will be on display in the Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall at USC this spring. The exhibit be open from January 26th through May 13th, 2018. A series of panels and screenings will complement the exhibit, including all feature films from the Planet of the Apes universe.
The exhibit is in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the 1968 release of the first Planet of the Apes film, the original installment of the still expanding franchise that now includes four sequels, a TV series, an animated series, comic books, merchandise, and 20th Century Fox Film’s highly successful prequel film series Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes.
The Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall
George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M., and Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Now on display…
A BATMAN ’66 RETROSPECTIVE AND THE FIRST EVER BATMAN EXHIBIT
The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor Burt Ward – known as the Dynamic Duo, and the iconic show which is still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.
Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from life-cast molds taken in 1966.
The extensive exhibit will also feature much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.
Hollywood Museum in the Max Factor Building
1660 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, California 90028