One hundred years ago, filmmakers Jesse Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille rented a barn on Vine Street and made The Squaw Man, the first feature film shot in Hollywood. On July 1st, you can get a taste of moviemaking 1914-style at a big centennial bash to be held at that same barn, now a museum located across from the Hollywood Bowl.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Hollywood Heritage museum will present a summer evening of costumed performers, live horses, and ancient automobiles. There will also be celebrity guests, replica sets, live music, and tours of the barn, including DeMille’s office, stocked with a huge megaphone and riding crop (disclaimer: I’m on the board and might show you around). Complimentary food, drink, games, and parking are included with your $10 ticket. What better way to celebrate America so close to Independence Day than to salute our greatest export—movies. See you there.