“Hello everybody! Come on in and check out this new episode. A little history on The Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd., and then I take you to two events I attended there, 1 in 2014 and 1 in 2016” – Cynthia Troyer
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Season 2 Episode 18
Published to YouTube on May 26, 2017
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In Like Cyn – Season2 Episode 18
Published to YouTube on May 25, 2017
[Cyn: Cynthia Troyer; SE: Sage Emeralds]
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Cyn: Hello, hello and welcome to another episode of In Like Cyn.
SE: Wha-wha – what? Uh uh uh yo! Everything I do is brand new I must continue… Yeah, everything I do is brand new I must continue
Cyn: And today we’re taking a trip –
Title: Cynthia Troyer, screenwriter
Cyn: – a trip down to Hollywood Boulevard, to the Egyptian Theater.
Cyn VO: City of Los Angeles. Historic Cultural Monument No. 584. Given this status in 1993, the Egyptian Theater first opened its doors in 1922. Located right on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Tinseltown – it’s the spot where Sid Grauman rolled out the first red carpet movie premiere in 1922. Flashing lights and a multitude of movie stars lit up the movie palace with Douglas Fairbanks’ Robin Hood.
Cyn VO: After an illustrious career and a plethora of movie premieres, by 1994 the theater was badly damaged. It’s disrepair was a real set in the movie “Jimmy Hollywood.” Thanks to the American Cinematheque who was utilizing theaters on the Raleigh Studios Lot near Paramount. The theater was renovated in 1994.
Title: Beats by Sage Emeralds.
Cyn VO: In September of 2016, I attended the premiere of the film “Dog Eat Dog” starring Nicholas Cage and Willem Dafoe. And the 40th Anniversary showing of Martin Scorcese’s cult classic “Taxi Driver,” in a double feature.
Cyn VO: This is Nicholas Cage arriving on the red carpet.
Cyn VO: After the movie there was a Q&A with Paul Shrader, the director. And Nicholas Cage.
NC: A lot. And frankly, I found it exhausting. And ah – I just didn’t want to play another whack-job. Paul sent me the script and yeah I love it, because it has sort of unlined narrative to it. Well I can tell you it was very abstract and with collages. And you know I’d been wanting to work with Paul because we all know what a big fan I am. He wrote a brilliant script with “Dying of the Light” and it is a shame what happened to the picture. That was a tremendous part. So anything that Paul wanted me to do – I would jump at.
Cyn VO: 2014. It was the year of the 90th Anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre. And an event to see not just 1 – but 2 cult classics – Nosferatu & Freaks!
Cyn VO: Being a complete cine-a-file, I was there. And I went with one of my usual partners in crime – Chris Varaste
Cyn VO: I had some fun with the man on stilts. And the handsome contortionist. Here watch him work –
Annnoouncer: How man of you have seen the Straight Jacket Escape before? Don’t be afraid, gentlemen. Pull that s tight as you like. Alright. I’m just gonna reach down here for you guys. (break) In the tradition of Harry Houdini: The Straight Jacket Escape!
Cyn VO: Two surreal double features on two different nights. That’s the Egyptian!
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