COOL LA EVENT OF THE DAY: Head to the Hammer for “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” (Director Carl Reiner in Person!)
by Don Rose
Today is 8/8, so it’s fitting that an 80’s film event is the coolest thing happening in Los Angeles tonight. Why? Well, not only do you get to see the hilarious 1982 noir sendup-mashup “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid" starring Steve Martin on the big screen (at the Hammer Museum’s wonderful Billy Wilder Theater) - you also get to see the film’s director CARL REINER, live and in person! (And you’ll see him in the film, since he cast himself in a small but important role.)
But wait, there’s more: film and theater costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis is also scheduled to appear in person at the event (her husband, director John Landis, was listed as a special guest as well, according to the website above, but another part of that site does not list his name, so we will have to show up to find out).
Note that tonight’s “Dead Men…” screening is the opening event in a new film series at the Hammer, “What I Really Do Is Magic: Edith Head and Hollywood Costume Design" - and so tonight’s main attraction will be preceded by Home Savings: “Edith Head” — Commercial (c. 1979):
"In this television commercial, costume designer Edith Head explains the philosophy and the secret that have sustained her career.
DigiBeta, color, 1 min.”
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
August 8, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater
Wilshire @ Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024