Monday, July 15, 2019

Runaway Hollywood: Global Production in the Postwar World Opens Friday at UCLA

A summer series, Runaway Hollywood: Global Production in the Postwar World, opens at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater this Friday evening, July 19th.

14 movies filmed overseas will be screened between July 19th and August 24th.

The series was inspired by the book RUNAWAY HOLLYWOOD by Daniel Steinhart. Steinhart will be present to sign the book on the 19th and 20th.

The series opens with a wonderful double bill filmed in Italy, ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953) and THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN (1954).

Other films in the series include BERLIN EXPRESS (1948), HOUSE OF BAMBOO (1955), GRAND PRIX (1966), and THE FUGITIVE (1947).

I had planned to see THE LONGEST DAY (1962) on the final night of the series, August 24th, until I suddenly realized that I'll be at Disney's D23 Expo that weekend! I'd really love to see that film on a big screen...but I'll be doing something else wonderful instead. We are fortunate to have so many great film-related options here in Southern California.

Please visit the UCLA Film & Television Archive website for the complete schedule.


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

A very interesting series. I know the foreign shoots could be controversial at the time, but audiences surely reaped the benefits.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Some really good titles in this series! Lots of interesting locations in these films.

Best wishes,

10:01 PM  

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