Hollywood Throws a Big Bash to Celebrate 100 Years of Making Movies


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.


The Squaw Man Centennial CelebrationTuesday, July 1st at the Hollywood Heritage Museum2100 N. Highland Ave.