The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, will celebrate the centenary of the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles with screening of films titled “Movies! Moguls! Monkeys! and Murder” at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood and a three-month long exhibition beginning on March 20 in Los Angeles.
Producer William Selig and director Francis Boggs realised the film-making potential of Los Angeles and a film making studio started in 1909.
The 100 years celebrations will also feature archival prints representing the earliest surviving glimpses of Los Angeles as a filming location.
An exhibition illuminating the pioneering companies, filmmakers and locations, will accompany the screening event. The exhibition will include rare photographs, original correspondence, vintage camera equipment and other interesting artifacts.