Evening at the Barn with Kevin Thomas
Hollywood, My Home Town
Kevin Thomas is best known as the longest contributing film critic at the Los Angeles Times but in truth, Mr. Thomas' life in Hollywood goes far beyond his accomplished writings. Mr. Thomas' family was one of the first families of early Hollywood and owned property along both Hollywood (then Prospect) Boulevard, and Cherokee and La Brea Avenues. His family was French in origin and counted among their Hollywood neighbors and friends the noted artist Paul DeLongpre and Louis Blondeau, the owner of the road house which eventually became Hollywood's first film studio.
This evening will provide a rare glance into Hollywood history since, as his career progressed, Mr. Thomas could number among his own friends not only well known luminaries like Gloria Swanson, but also Minta Durfee Arbuckle, wife of Roscoe and Gertrude Olmstead, a Valentino co-star.
Film historian Robert S. Birchard will host the evening, interviewing Mr. Thomas about his family and career along with a visual presentation of early Hollywood History.
Hollywood Heritage Museum (View)
2100 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
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