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Readings and Talks

FILM

Hollywood: The War Years

Lecture and film screening

Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.

Attend a fascinating lecture by UCLA Film and Television Archives Director and German exile cinema historian Jan-Christopher Horak, PhD, on how Hollywood became the prime employer of European émigrés as Nazi persecution grew, followed by a screening of Austrian émigré Fritz Lang’s Hangmen Also Die!

Admission:

This program is now sold out.

READINGS AND TALKS

Émigré Writers: Salka Viertel and the Power of Conversation

Sunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.

Donna Rifkind, who is currently working on a biography of screenwriter and salonnière Salka Viertel (pictured above), hosts the first of a series of Sunday afternoon in-gallery salons.

Admission:

Included with Museum admission; no reservations

READINGS AND TALKS

Diane von Furstenberg—The Woman I Wanted to Be

Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.

Presented as part of Book Soup at the Skirball, join one of fashion’s most influential designers, Diane von Furstenberg, as she discusses her new memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be

Admission:

$30.00 (plus tax); includes one ticket and
one copy of the book*

READINGS AND TALKS

Kimberly Truhler—The History of Fashion in Film Noir

Sunday, December 7, 1:00 p.m.

Join Kimberly Truhler—historian, educator, and founder of GlamAmor, a website dedicated to preserving the history of fashion in film—for an illustrated lecture on the evolution of fashion in America and in the genre of film noir as innovated by some of Hollywood’s greatest designers.

Admission:

Included with Museum admission

READINGS AND TALKS

Gabriela Hernandez—Bésame Cosmetics

Sunday, December 7, 2:30 p.m.

Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Bésame Cosmetics, lectures on the history of makeup and gives a demo on how to achieve that film noir look. After the program, Hernandez will sign copies of her book Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup.

Admission:

Included with Museum admission

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