Co-presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society. Sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter.
Oscar-nominated costume designer Bob Mackie, cinematographer Michael Lonzo, and production designer Roy Christopher are the featured panelists for a screening of this 1945 Hollywood musical comedy in vivid Technicolor! Join us as we explore the legacy of impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, contrasted with the myth that he became as a result of MGM’s fanciful interpretations.
A presentation and clip show on the legacy of Florenz Ziegfeld and his designers begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a screening of ZIEGFELD FOLLIES at 6:00 pm.
“As 2012 heralds the Guild's 75th anniversary year, and in keeping with the great MGM tradition of "Make it Big! Make it Great! And Give it Class!" we have chosen this visually amazing film as our way of honoring the memory of some of our industry's finest artisans and performers.”
-Thomas A. Walsh, President of the Art Directors Guild.
A panel discussion will follow the screening, moderated by production designer and ADG President Thomas A. Walsh. Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated costume designer Bob Mackie will discuss the design legacy of Florenz Ziegfeld’s Follies, as well as the creative work of the film’s many costume designers and artisans. Award winning cinematographer, historian and film collector Michael Lonzo will spotlight the financial, technical, production and photographic challenges of MGM’s Ziegfeld Follies. Production designer Roy Christopher, who is a Guild Lifetime Achievement Honoree and master of the Variety Show genre, will also join in.
1945, Warner Bros., 110 min, USA, Dir: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth
A cavalcade of MGM stars populates this musical omnibus, with highlights from Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, William Powell, Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, and many others. A must-see for fans of classic Hollywood.
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