Evening at the Barn: A Tribute to Funnyman Jack Oakie

Monday, June 11, 7:30 pm
Hollywood Heritage Muesum, 2100 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood
Tickets: $10

Hollywood Heritage Museum will present a tribute to beloved actor and comedian Jack Oakie on June 13, 2012 at 7:30PM. The event will take place in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn and will cap off this season of the Evening @ the Barn series. Oakie appeared in over 100 movies and television programs over the course of a stellar career that spanned from the early 1920’s to the mid-1960’s. But he is probably most remembered for his portrayal of Benzino Napaloni, the boisterous dictator of Bacteria, in Charlie Chaplin‘s The Great Dictator (1940), for which he received an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor Award category.


This unique program will include an overview of Jack Oakie’s life and career by noted historian David Sonne of the Jack Oakie Foundation. Also on hand will be District 12 Director Megan Cottier who will discuss the preservation work currently underway at Oakridge, the 11-acre estate in Northridge where Oakie lived with his wife Victoria from 1950 until his passing in 1978. And there will be a special screening of the rarely seen 1937 feature film “Hitting a New High” starring Jack Oakie and Lily Pons, courtesy of the Warner Brothers Archive Collection. Plus a $1 raffle and host of classic film related door prizes. So please join us as we celebrate the life of one of America’s most gifted and under-rated performers from the golden age of Hollywood.


Advance tickets via the internet are recommended through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249744 or call (800) 838-3006 to reserve over the phone.


An Evening @ the Barn will be presented in the HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUM in the Lasky-DeMille Barn (Across from the Hollywood Bowl), 2100 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068. Ample FREE PARKING as usual in “Lot D.”Doors open 7:00 p.m.; program starts 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5.00 MEMBERS, $10.00 NON-MEMBERS.


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