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LACMA film series looks at L.A. past, present and future
LACMA film series looks at L.A. past, present and future

"Los Angeles Past, Present and Future," a new film series opening July 19 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is a companion to its exhibition "The Presence of the Past." The series opens at the Bing Theater with a rarity: 1925's "The Salvation Hunters," which marked the feature debut of director Josef von Sternberg, who is best known for the melodramas he made with Marlene Dietrich, such as 1930's  "The Blue Angel" and "Morocco." The independent production starring Georgia Hale ("The Gold Rush") was shot in San Pedro, Chinatown and the San Fernando Valley. PHOTOS: Movies Sneaks 2013 Sternberg said of the...

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