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IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD Set for 10/27
The 50th Anniversary screening and celebration of Stanley Kramer's
"IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD" which opened The Cinerama Dome 50
years ago, will take place this Sunday, October 27th, which will be
declared "IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD DAY" in Los Angeles.
Celebrities and VIPS to attend (as of October 24, 2013):
Chase (Sylvester Marcus' girlfriend in the Original Cast of "It's A
Mad, Mad, Mad, World;" Providing for photo ops the Manuel Pertegaz
designer ball gown and I. Magnis fur she wore to World Premiere of
"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" at the Pacific's Cinerama Theatre on
November 7, 1963)
- Stan Freberg (Deputy Sheriff in the Original Cast of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" with his wife, Hunter Freberg
- Marvin Kaplan (Irwin in the Original Cast of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
- Mickey Rooney
(Ding Bell in the Original Cast of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World")
with his son, Mark Rooney and daughter-in-law, Charlene Rooney
- Karen Sharpe Kramer (Mrs. Stanley Kramer, Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated Actress)
- Katharine "Kat"
Kramer (Former Miss Golden Globe, Daughter of Stanley Kramer and Karen
Sharpe Kramer, Producer of Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World)
- Danelle Dadigan
(Founder and President, The Hollywood Museum and the José Iturbi
Foundation and Chairperson of the Hollywood Historic Trust; Providing
Dummies from the Hollywood Museum of cast members used in the
penultimate scene from the film, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" for
- Dummies (Live and
In-Person, the Original Dummies used in the penultimate scene of
Stanley Kramer's film, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" will make
personal appearances, for The First Time ever, at this event, courtesy
of the Hollywood Museum, which is where they currently reside.)
- Councilmember Tom LaBonge (Los Angeles Council District 4)
- Jeff Garlin (Emmy
Award-nominee, "The Goldbergs," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Arrested
Development;" Moderator of Q&A with Original Film Cast Members,
prior to the 50th Anniversary Screening of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad
- Lisa Hackett (The
daughter of the late Buddy Hackett who played the role of "Benjy"
Benjamin in "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World;" Oversees Hackett.tv and
Hackett Entertainment, Inc.)
- Jonathan Josell
(Representing the Cinerama Dome and Mission Control; Designer of the
new "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" permanent exhibit in the lobby of
the Cinerama Dome)
- Barry Maiten (Owner, Classic Cars by Barry Maiten; Providing Classic Police Cars for the event)
- Kimberly Rodriguez (Attending the event on behalf of Mayor Eric Garcetti)
- Karen Stetler (Producer for The Criterion Collection)
- Gary Takasian (Director of "Teach Your Children Well")
- Steven Whiddon (Hollywood Field Deputy, Office of Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, District 13)
- Dave Woodman (Artist who created the 50th Anniversary Logo for the film, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World")
- Vlad Yudin (Critically acclaimed director of the feature documentary, "Generation Iron;" "Last Day of Summer")
The 50th Anniversary Screening and Celebration of Stanley Kramer's
film, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and the 50th Anniversary of the
Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA where the film received its World
Premiere opening the venue on November 7, 1963.
Cinerama Dome, 6360 W. Sunset Boulevard (located between Ivar Street and Vine Street), Hollywood, CA 90028
Sunday, October 27, 2013
4:00 p.m.: Celebrity and VIP Arrivals, Interview and Photo Ops and
Presentations of Proclamations and Certificates declaring October 27,
2013 "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Day" in Los Angeles presented by
The City of Los Angeles from the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti,
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell and Councilmember Tom LaBonge.
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.: Unveiling of new permanent "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Exhibit in the lobby.
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.: Audience files into the Cinerama Dome Theatre.
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.:
Actor and Comedian Jeff Garlin moderates Q&A with Original Cast
Members of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.:
The Official 50th Anniversary Screening of Stanley Kramer's film, "It's
A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" in the very theatre where the film was born
50 years ago.
Tickets for the 50th Anniversary Screening of Stanley Kramer's 154
minute film, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" at the Cinerama Dome,
6360 W. Sunset Boulevard (located between Ivar Street and Vine Street),
Hollywood, CA 90028 on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. are $16.00
each for Adults and $14.75 each for Seniors. Parking is $3 for four
hours in the parking garages located on Ivar Street. Buy tickets online
at www.arclightcinemas.com, then clicking on News, and then Promotions.
For further information, please call the Cinerama Dome Box Office
323-464-1478, 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. To learn more about Stanley
Kramer Centennial activities, of which this is one, please visit the
Madness will reign supreme on Sunday, October 27, 2013 as the historic
Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA continues their 50th Anniversary
celebration by presenting the film that started it all, Stanley
Kramer's madcap epic comic caper, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, "
which received it's World Premiere on November 7, 1963 at what was then
called Pacific's Cinerama Theatre 50 years ago.
In an homage to the penultimate scene of the film, original stars from
the movie, including Mickey Rooney, Barrie Chase, Marvin Kaplan and
Stan Freberg, will arrive via 1960's classic police cars provided by
car collector Barry Maiten.
The shenanigans will get underway at 3:00 p.m. with Celebrity and VIP
Arrivals on Sunday, October 27th as "Mad World" film fans from around
the country descend upon the Cinerama Dome to witness the spectacle.
Officials from the City of Los Angeles, including Kimberly Rodriguez,
who will attending the event on behalf of the office of Mayor Eric
Garcetti; Steven Whiddon, Field Deputy for Councilmember Mitch
O'Farrell, Los Angeles Council District 13; and Councilmember Tom
LaBonge, Los Angeles Council District 4, will be on hand to declare
October 27, 2013 "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Day" in the City of
Los Angeles and to present certificates of congratulations to the
Cinerama Dome, as well as to members of Stanley Kramer's family,
including his wife, the Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy
Award-nominated actress, Karen Sharpe Kramer and the Kramer's daughter,
Katharine "Kat" Kramer. Lisa Hackett, daughter of the late Buddy
Hackett, will also be in attendance.
Barrie Chase, who appeared in the original film will have her Manuel
Pertegaz designer ball gown and I. Magnis fur which she wore at the
original World Premiere of the film on display as at the event, and for
The First Time ever, appearing live and in-person, courtesy of the
Hollywood Museum (where they currently reside), will be the Original
Dummies used in the penultimate scene of Stanley Kramer's film, "It's A
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." Original Posters and One-Sheets from the
film will also be on display.
Once everyone is in place and settled down, guests will proceed to the
lobby of the Cinerama Dome for the Official Unveiling of a new
permanent lobby exhibit created by Jonathan Josell in tribute to
Stanley Kramer's "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," after which a
Q&A, prior to the screening of the film, will be held with original
cast members moderated by actor and comedian, Jeff Garlin (Emmy
Awardâ-nominee, "The Goldbergs," "Curb Your Enthusiasm,"
"Arrested Development"). After a special message from Sid Caesar is
read, the screening of the film will get underway at 5:00 p.m.
The film, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" was produced and directed
by the late award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Kramer. This is event is
also in celebration of Stanley Kramer's current Centennial Celebration
of his birth, as well as part of a celebration marking the 50th
Anniversary of the Cinerama Dome.
Spencer Tracy leads an all-star cast as Captain T.G. Culpepper in a
madcap pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash pursued by colorful group of
strangers, including: Jonathan Winters as Lennie Pike; Buddy Hackett as
"Benjy" Benjamin; Mickey Rooney as Ding Bell; Edie Adams as Monica
Crump; Sid Caesar as Melville Crump; Milton Berle as J. Russell Finch;
Ethel Merman as Mrs. Marcus; Dorothy Provine as Emmeline Marcus; Phil
Silvers as Otto Meyer; Dick Shawn as Sylvester Marcus; Terry-Thomas as
Lt. Col. J. Algernon Hawthorne; Jimmy Durante as "Smiler" Grogan, Peter
Falk as a Third Cab Driver; Barrie Chase as Sylvester Marcus'
girlfriend, and cameo appearances by Stan Freberg as Deputy Sheriff;
Marvin Kaplan as Irwin; Andy Levine as the Sheriff of Crockett County;
Jack Benny as man driving a Maxwell offering help in the desert; Joe E.
Brown as the union official giving a speech at a construction site; Leo
Gorcey as First Cab Driver; Zazu Pitts as Gertie the Switchboard
Operator; Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson as Second Cab Driver; Jim Backus
as Tyler Fitzgerald; Buster Keaton as Jimmy the Crook - Culpeper's
boatman crony; Don Knotts as the nervous motorist; Carl Reiner as the
Rancho Conejo airport tower controller; Jerry Lewis as the motorist who
runs over Culpeper's hat; The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and
Curly Joe DeRita) as Rancho Conejo Airport firemen and The Shirelles
singing "31 Flavors" in Sylvester's home scene (voices only).
The original World Premiere of the movie was held on November 7, 1963
was attended by bevy of notables including Senator Edward Kennedy and
his wife at the time, Joan Kennedy, as well as by Senator Robert
Kennedy and Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevensen II.
President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy were also slated to
attend as well, but didn't make it, as they had plans to be in Dallas,
TX later that month.