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Pencil This In: Parallel Language Films, PLOTZ!-ing, and Burlesque on the Big Screen

Natalie Wood as Gypsy Rose Lee in the 1962 movie musical Gypsy, screening tonight at the Aero
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Tonight at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky-DeMille Barn, Beth Werling, Collections Manager for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and Daryl Maxwell, former archivist with Universal and Disney Studios will present a program on Parallel Language films, the technique Hollywood employed before looping to market their films internationally. Photos and clips will be presented to illustrate this brief period in film history when a single film could be made in a number of different languages with partial or completely different casts. Seating is limited to 120, purchasing tickets in advance guarantees your seat. 7:30pm - 10:00pm.

Helmed by composer and trumpet artist Daniel Rosenboom, PLOTZ! blends the sounds of Eastern European folk music with creative jazz improvisation and progressive rock music. Over the last five years, PLOTZ! has become a fixture in the underground gypsy, jazz, and rock scenes in Los Angeles. See them at Royal/T in Culver City tonight and check out the Mr. Toast Pop-Up. Light tapas and drinks will be served from 7 - 9 p.m. Showtime 8 p.m. $10 general admission; $5 students.

Gypsy (1962) is the life story of burlesque innovator Gypsy Rose Lee, as told in a technicolor Hollywood musical adapted from the Broadway musical. Starring Natalie Wood as Lee, and the inimitable Rosalind Russell as her pushy mother, this is the ultimate stage mother movie, with a great bunch of song-and-dance routines. Shows at the Aero at 7:30 p.m.