I just got back from Europe and just saw your posts for a convention.One idea might be to be a sidebar to Cinecom, which draws major movie buffs like Maltin and others to it day by day event. This would mean Welles screenings, lectures and events tied in with a large group of cinefiles and in lovely downtown Hollywood, and other great things for you to do. Below is the information on this years event. You would then mix with the best and be able to really discuss with the experts on cinema. This brings out cinefiles in there 80's and many who knew or met Welles.
Cinecon 38 Film Announcements
The Society for Cinephiles will present the 38th annual Cinecon classic film
festival and memorabilia show in Hollywood over Labor Day Weekend, August 29 through
September 2, 2002. Cinecon 38 promises to offer an outstanding five day program of
unusual films, exciting celebrity guests and one of the best movie memorabilia marts
in the nation.
Among the films scheduled to be screened in the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the
restored Grauman's Egyptian on Hollywood Boulevard are:
"The Idle Rich" (M-G-M, 1929), a rare William C. de Mille talkie starring Bessie
Love and Conrad Nagle
"God's Country and the Woman" (Warner Bros., 1937) Warner Bros. first 3-strip
Technicolor feature starring Beverly Roberts and George Brent.
"The Last Card" (Metro, 1921) A tense crime melodrama based on a "Saturday Evening
Post" story starring May Allison and directed by Bayard Veiller
"The Cocktail Hour" (Columbia, 1933) A frothy precode romance directed by Victor
Schertzinger starring Bebe Daniels and Randolph Scott.
"Pennington's Choice" (Quality-Metro, 1915) starring Francis X. Bushman and
Beverly Bayne at their peak.
"Half Shot at Sunrise" (Radio, 1930) Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey cavorting with
Dorothy Lee in the A. E. F. New Print from the original camera negative
"Under Cover of Night" (M-G-M, 1936) Pathe serial director George B. Seitz and
writer Bertram Millhauser reteam in this melodrama starring Edmund Lowe.
"The Silver Horde" (Goldwyn, 1920) A tale of salmon fishing in the great northwest
directed by Frank Lloyd
This year's host hotel will be the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel located next to
the new Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex at 1755 North Highland Avenue.
It's a closer walk to the Egyptian and the brand new facility should real plus for
For further information, write: Cinecon 38, 3405 Glendale Boulevard, # 251, Los
Angeles, California 90039.
For hotel reservations call the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel/Marriott
reservation lines at 1-800-HOTELS-1 or 1-323-856-1200. Remember to ask for Cinecon
Celebrity appearances and announced film titles have been confirmed but are
subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.