Art Deco Movie Series John Thomas, past president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and co-author of Long Beach Art Deco, explore the set designs and themes of Cedric
Art Deco Movie Series
John Thomas, past president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and co-author of Long Beach Art Deco, explore the set designs and themes of Cedric Gibbons prior to each screening.
GRAND HOTEL is the 1932 BEST PICTURE Oscar winner. This classic B&W film about the lavish Grand Hotel in Berlin, a place where “nothing ever happens.” That statement proves to be false, however, as the story follows an intertwining cast of characters over the course of one tumultuous day. The once-wealthy Baron Felix von Gaigern (John Barrymore) supports himself as a thief and gambler. He romances one of his marks, the aging ballerina Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo), and teams with dying accountant Otto Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore) against his former boss, crooked industrialist Preysing (Wallace Beery), and his ambitious stenographer, Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford). Winner of Best Picture at the 1932 Academy Awards.
Unrated, 1 hour, 42 mins
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