Saturday, March 31, 2007

Dennis Hopper, Hollywood

This image of actor/photographer Dennis Hopper was shot last night in what can be described as an "only in L.A." moment. I was invited to an event of the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. There was a screening of the 1961 Beat film "Night Tide", starring Hopper and Linda Lawson (inset, from the movie). After the film, host and author Domenic Priore introduced special guest Dennis Hopper and invited him to come up and discuss the movie and his career, which includes "Easy Rider", "Apocalypse Now" and "Blue Velvet". He even answered questions from the audience. There were also a couple of independent film shorts and a slideshow presentation about the Beat Generation in L.A. from 1956-1966.