+++ Montag 30.10.2017, 21:00 Uhr:
Theater Rampe, Filderstraße 47, Stuttgart

Hooray For Hollywood "We´ll Take It From Here"

Film und Hollywood sind für viele Menschen untrennbar miteinander verbunden. Wir beschäftigen uns mit den Anfängen der Filmstadt, präsentieren Ausschnitte aus Kinofilmen und wursteln uns durch Mythen und Fakten.

"According to Hollywood myth, the first film made there was Cecil B DeMille's The Squaw Man in 1914, after the director decided not to alight in a snowbound Flagstaff, Arizona, but to proceed to Los Angeles. In fact, four years earlier the prolific DW Griffith had come west to take advantage of the California sunshine, and the 17-minute In Old California, an adventure set in Spanish colonial days, was the first to be filmed in its entirety in the village of Hollywood. Now commemorated by a monument at 1713 Vine Street, it was released on 10 March 1910, one of Griffith's 98 films of that year.
Within six years Griffith had directed the first two towering masterpieces of American cinema – The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916) – and Charlie Chaplin's two-reel comedies had made his tramp persona world famous. By 1919 the pair had joined stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford to form their own company, United Artists, provoking the remark, "the lunatics have taken charge of the asylum".
By then, "Hollywood" had become synonymous with American cinema and its burgeoning glamour. That year Griffith left California to work in New York; when he returned to the west coast a decade later, he found the place transformed and himself a Victorian anachronism." (The Guardian)