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Ok, if you live in the LA area, and call yourself a film buff, you need to get your ass down to this festival.  This is their third year and it’s a whopper.  They’re showing a restored “Cabaret,” “Sabrina,” Liz Taylor’s “Cleopatra,” “Funny Face,” “Casablanca,” “High Society” poolside.  Yes, you can watch Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra singing the Cole Porter score poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel.  WTF!!!  The list goes on and on, so much fabulousness, I can’t even type fast enough.

Grace Kelly as Tracy Lord in "High Society," 1956.

I want to see “Bonjour Tristesse,” since Jean Seberg is too gamine gorgeous in it to pass up.  And the beachy French 50’s vibe is fantastic!

"Bonjour Tristesse," 1958. Is that chambray shirt great or what?

Their theme this year is “Style in the Movies.”  For you fashioneaste’s they offer: the films of Stanley Donen, Deco Design, Essentials (the classics), The Legendary Costumes of Travis Banton, and Noir Style.  I am salivating!

Many interesting panels, and special guest are scheduled as well including: Rick Baker (godfather of makeup artists), Mel Brooks, John Carpenter, Liza Minnelli (holy sh*t!!!), Kim Novak, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Towne (screenwriter), huuuuuuuh, I have to catch my breath.

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