Saturday, July 13, 2019. Doors open at 6:30

A Special Event Fundraiser

Thanks for the Memories!

Thanks for the Memories

The Glendale Historical Society & the Alex Film Society, in association with Glendale Arts, join forces to celebrate the Jewel City’s unique connection to Hollywood, its studios and the stars that called Glendale their home. Whether it’s Marion Morrison (AKA John Wayne) playing football at Glendale High School or Clarence "Ducky" Nash entertaining kids as the voice of Donald Duck at Fremont Elementary School, their lives added to the magic of Hollywood’s Golden Era.

Celebrate nearly a century of classic films screened at the Alex Theatre on Brand Boulevard, and pay tribute to the other theatres (The Capitol, Temple, Cosmo, Sands, Vogue, etc.) that once lined the street on both sides. Explore a Silent Film Era that was really never silent and learn about the musical cues that introduced the heroes, villains, lovers and comic legends that thrilled audiences around the world. Move on to the Sound Era with award-winning two-reel comedies, travelogues and short subjects that provide a backdrop for Glendale-centric history and personalities.

The Evening includes a No Host Bar, Live Music and historical photo displays. A little history and a lot of rare footage make for an exciting, one of a kind, event.

Our Master of Ceremonies: Adam Felber of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

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Adam Felber

In addition to being a regular panel member (and occasional guest host) of the popular NPR radio quiz show, Adam Felber is an American political satirist, author, radio personality, actor, and humorist. His television writing credits include Real Time with Bill Maher, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, Arthur, The Smoking Gun, and Wishbone. He and Paula Poundstone co-host the podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, a comedic advice show.

Note: This is a special engagement. AFS free ticket vouchers, passes and member discounts are not applicable for this event.