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Opening Night Gala Fundraiser
and Screening of The Vampire Bat

Celebrating the UCLA Film
& Television Archive

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the rich legacy of the remarkable B-Pictures of “Poverty Row”-- those scrappy arguably second-tier studios of the 1930s and ‘40s. Famously located on Gower Street between Sunset Boulevard and the Paramount lot, dozens of smaller independent studios like Grand National, Mascot, Republic, Monogram and Tiffany came and went in the 1930s and '40s, churning out genre films that often had an edge not seen in most films by the major studios of the day.

UCLA Film & Television Archive has made it a mission to preserve and restore these works, and will be sharing six of them this fall. The series will begin with an Opening Night Gala at the legendary Raleigh Studios to raise funds to continue the important work of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

DOWN & DIRTY IN GOWER GULCH FILM SERIES

OPENING NIGHT GALA EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, October 27, 2018

6:30 p.m. Cocktail and Korbel Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. Program featuring The Vampire Bat and:
Illeana Douglas, grand-daughter of Melvyn Douglas
Victoria Riskin, daughter of Fay Wray
Mark Rosenthal, CEO Raleigh Enterprises
Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive

Cocktail Attire Recommended.

Individual seat pricing:
Opening Gala + Screening:  $250 
Opening Gala + Screening for all 6 Films: $300 

The Gower Gulch Film Series continues in November and December with single tickets available for each film for just $10 each. These films will begin at 7:00 p.m., at Raleigh Studios.

Saturday, November 3 The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
Saturday, November 10 False Faces (1932)
Saturday, November 17 Damaged Lives (1933)
Saturday, December 1 Mamba (1930)
Saturday, December 8 Strange Illusion (1945)

Parking: Complimentary parking at Raleigh Studios for those on the Guest List.  

Tickets must be purchased by noon on Friday, October 26th to attend gala or screening. No tickets for this event will be available at the door.  
A portion of your purchase to the Gala Fundraiser may be deductible as a charitable gift, as support of the UCLA Film & Television Archive is made via the UCLA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

THE VAMPIRE BAT

Saturday
October 27

THE SIN OF NORA MORAN LIVES

Saturday
November 3

FALSE FACES

Saturday
November 10

DAMAGED LIVES

Saturday
November 17

MAMBA

Saturday
December 1

STRANGE ILLUSION

Saturday
December 8

RALEIGH STUDIOS

With its humble beginnings in 1915, Raleigh Studios is one of the longest continuously operating studios in the world. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have filmed here, including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and many others. Two Best Picture Academy Award winners (1946’s The Best Years of Our Lives and 1967’s In The Heat of the Night) were filmed on the lot. With its storied history of more than a century of filmmaking, Raleigh Studios and its predecessor companies have made more than their share of motion picture and television history.

It is appropriate that Raleigh Studios and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, with their mutual focus on the past, present, and future of filmed entertainment, combine their resources to provide support for the preservation and restoration of their shared heritage with a fundraising benefit in support of the Archive, which will be the beneficiary of all proceeds.

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Dear Friends,

For every single one of us, these are challenging times, both personally and professionally. The economic burden we all are bearing is difficult, and our hearts go out to all those who suffer adverse health issues from Covid-19. While we wait to hear news and updates from around the world, it is uplifting to learn about the positive things people are doing in our communities to help those unable to help themselves. It is humbling to see a warm spirit of humankind shining through during times of struggle.

At Raleigh Studios, while our lots remain accessible to our tenants, we have minimal staffing and we have closed our café in keeping with directives of government officials.  Our managers and executives remain accessible by phone at their regular extensions should you require any support and our security remains staffed.  Our current operations follow the explicit guidelines set forth by the CDC to ensure the safety and welfare of our employees, our tenants and their families.

While the road ahead will be difficult, one thing is certain; this, too, shall pass. We are optimistic and hopeful for a speedy end to this global crisis and confident that we will persevere by working together, coming together as a global community, and being patient and kind to one another. Thank you for your patronage, and we look forward to welcoming you back to a vibrant and active Raleigh Studios lot very soon. 

Very Truly Yours,

RALEIGH STUDIOS

Mark A. Rosenthal
President/CEO
Raleigh Enterprises  

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