What’s up, Hollywood Bowl?

Posted on: July 16, 2010

In Thursday’s (7/15) Los Angeles Times, Karen Wada previews Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, one of the Hollywood Bowl’s film-related summer events featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic. “Instead of sticking with the cinema’s greatest hits, the Bowl mixes the famous with the unsung and the unexpected. … Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, which will run Friday and Saturday, combines cartoons with commentary by the show’s creator, George Daugherty, who will conduct the philharmonic. … The Bowl has its own long history in the movies. Since it opened in 1922, the venue has appeared in films including Jazz Mad (1928) and the 1937 A Star Is Born. Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra climbed up and into the steep amphitheater in Anchors Aweigh (1945). Katharine Hepburn landed a hot-air balloon in front of the stage in Olly Olly Oxen Free (1978). And in Long-Haired Hare, conductor Bugs Bunny brought the house down by making an opera singer hold a high note for so long it shattered the Bowl’s shell.”

Posted July 16, 2010