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An Academy Salute to Robert Evans & 40th Anniversary of ROSEMARY’S BABY


Thursday, May 22nd at 7:30pm at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre

An Academy Salute to Robert Evans featuring a 40th Anniversary screening of ROSEMARY'S BABY

On stage panel discussion hosted by Peter Bart.

Often controversial and frequently outrageous film producer and former studio executive Robert Evans is a living Hollywood legend. Through his autobiography The Kid Stays in the Picture, the film based on that book, his ongoing producing career and his reputation for a colorful personal life, Evans has become an icon even to filmmakers who were born after the most fruitful period of his career.

Evans started in Hollywood as an actor. He was reportedly “discovered” by Norma Shearer, who thought that the young man at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool looked enough like her late husband Irving Thalberg to play him in Man of a Thousand Faces. In the mid-‘60s he redirected his career and found brilliant success – first as a studio executive, then as a producer – guiding such now-classic films as Love Story, The Conversation, The Great Gatsby, The Godfather, Chinatown and Marathon Man through the creative process.

The Academy celebrates the life and career of Robert Evans with a 40th anniversary screening of Rosemary’s Baby, a film that he brought to Paramount and oversaw through its production.

This classic thriller written and directed by Roman Polanski follows Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow), an unsuspecting young wife whose husband (John Cassavetes) becomes involved with a coven of neighbors and their diabolical plans.

Cast Mia Farrow (Rosemary Woodhouse), John Cassavetes (Guy Woodhouse), Ruth Gordon (Minnie Castevet), Sidney Blackmer (Roman Castevet), Maurice Evans (Hutch), Ralph Bellamy (Dr. Sapirstein), Angela Dorian (Terry), Patsy Kelly (Laura-Louise), Elisha Cook (Mr. Nicklas), Emmaline Henry (Elise Dunstan), Marianne Gordon (Joan Jellico), Philip Leeds (Doctor Shand), Charles Grodin (Dr. Hill), Hanna Landy (Grace Cardiff), Hope Summers (Mrs. Gilmore), Wende Wagner (Tiger).

Directed by Roman Polanski. Produced by William Castle. Screenplay Polanski. Based on the novel by Ira Levin. Cinematography William Fraker. Film Editing Sam O’Steen, Robert Wyman. Production Design Richard Sylbert. Costume Design Anthea Sylbert. Music Krzysztof Komeda. Makeup Allan Snyder. Mia Farrow’s Hairstyles Sydney Guilaroff, Vidal Sassoon. William Castle Enterprises. Paramount Pictures. 1968. 35mm. 137 mins. Print courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Academy Award® winner: Actress in a Supporting Role (Gordon)
Academy Award nominee: Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Polanski)

Tickets available May 1st. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased ONLINE, by mail (HTML or PDF format) or at the Academy during regular business hours. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For additional information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.

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