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Hollywood Heritage Celebrates 100 Years of Filmmaking in Hawaii

Ed Rampell: Hollywood Heritage will kick off the summer with Ed Rampell, co-author of "THE HAWAI'I MOVIE AND TELEVISION BOOK: Celebrating 100 Years of Film Production Throughout the Hawaiian Islands", on June 11th.

Hollywood Heritage will be kicking off the Summer with Ed Rampell, co-author of "THE HAWAI'I MOVIE AND TELEVISION BOOK: Celebrating 100 Years of Film Production Throughout the Hawaiian Islands", who will give a video presentation with laser focus on Hollywood feature films and television production’s that are shot and set there. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at 7:30 PM in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn and will cap off this season’s Evening @ the Barn series. The Hollywood Heritage Museum is the oldest movie studio that still exists in Hollywood. Located across from the Hollywood Bowl, it is now a repository of relics and memorabilia from cinema’s Silent Era and Golden Age in what was a barn where Cecil B. DeMille shot the 1912 Western THE SQUAW MAN.

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Included in the presentation and book: The screen images of Polynesians and Asians; how South Seas Cinema more than any other film genre is obsessed with the theme of Utopia; where films/TV shows were shot on location in the Hawaiian Islands; a history of the present day Hawai'i Film/TV Industry; and iconic Hawai'i crime fighters as portrayed on screen.

Rampell also places in historic context and re-evaluates important movies such as 1995's "Waterworld" and 1998's "Godzilla", revealing how they are motion picture parables of global warming and nuclear testing. Rampell is also a co-founder of the South Seas Cinema Society, an Oahu-based fan club/film society. THE HAWAI'I MOVIE AND TELEVISION BOOK is co-authored by Luis Reyes, who also co-wrote with Rampell 1995’S MADE IN PARADISE, HOLLYWOOD’S FILMS OF HAWAII AND THE SOUTH SEAS and 2001’S PEARL HARBOR IN THE MOVIES, which have all been published by Honolulu’s Mutual Publishing.

After the presentation Mr. Rampell will be signing copies of his book which will be available in the museum store. Documentarian Catherine Bauknight will also present the trailer for her recent nonfiction film HAWAII, A VOICE FOR SOVEREIGNTY, to update the realities currently facing Native Hawaiians. The evening will also feature live music by The Noble Gasses Surf as well as delicious Hawaiian influenced foods and specialty drinks. And tickets will be sold beforehand for the popular $1 raffle. Festive attire is encouraged, so dust off your Hawaiian shirt and get ready to go native! Seating is limited. Free parking is available in the Hollywood Bowl Lot “D”. Pre-sale tickets are available online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/700741.

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Contact:
Bryan Cooper, President
Hollywood Heritage Museum
310-920-6890 - Direct
publicity@hollywoodheritage.org