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Early Warner Bros. Studios

Monday September 19th, 7pm

Since 1928, Warner Bros. has produced thousands of beloved films and television shows at the studio's magical 110-acre film factory in Burbank. Our presentation concentrates on the Warner Bros. legacy from the 1920s to the 1950s, when timeless classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and East of Eden came to life.

This program also looks at WB's earlier homes along Hollywood's "Poverty Row," the birthplace of Looney Tunes, and the site of WB's pioneering marriage between film and sound in the 1920s.

Warner Bros. Studios also tells the tale of four brothers-Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner-scions of a Polish Jewish immigrant family who rose from the humblest of origins to become Hollywood moguls of enormous and lasting influence.

E.J. Stephens, a former WB Studios worker as well as newspaper columnist and film-series host, volunteers with his wife, Kim, a 22-year WB employee, as a docent for the Warner Bros. Museum. Film historian and consultant Marc Wanamaker, a founder of the Hollywood Heritage Museum, established Bison Archives in 1973, which is one of Southern California's most notable repositories of entertainment heritage.


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