Friday, August 21, 2009

FREE L.A.: Outdoor Film Noir at Glendale's Brand Park

Grab a blanket and a picnic and head to Glendale's Brand Park on Sunday night, when the Glendale Historical Society presents an outdoor screening of the B-movie classic "Crime Wave."

Filmed almost entirely in Glendale in 1952, "Crime Wave" was directed by Film Noir auteur director Andre de Toth.

Movie will be screened on the lawn adjacent to the Doctors House Museum; tours of the museum will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., along with a special viewing of a Glendale Police Department historic photo exhibition.

After that, from 7:30 to 8 p.m., the organizers will show some photos from the movie of Glendale locations back then -- and compare them to what's there today. The film, which is 74 minutes long, will start at 8.

The Doctors House Museum is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale; parking is free in the Brand Park lot.

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