Friday, March 07, 2008

This press release just in:

[Art Deco Society of LA Kicks-off New Lecture SeriesWith Fascinating Look at “Art Deco in Animation”

Join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, and American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, March 22, for the first of a new series of lectures highlighting the Art Deco movement’s influence in the creative and design arts. David Pacheco, Walt Disney Art Classics creative art director, will offer details the history of Art Deco design in the art of film animation using original production art and film clips from the Archives of the Walt Disney Studios, Fleischer Studios and others. A special focus of the presentation will be on the deco stylization of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” (1940), along with examples of animation from various Max Fleischer short cartoons including “Betty Boop” and “Superman”.

Mr. Pacheco, a Disney artist/animator and former art director for Disney Publishing, is currently the Walt Disney Art Classics creative art director, where his extensive knowledge of Disney animation has helped translate beloved Disney characters from two-dimensional drawings into gallery-quality artwork and three-dimensional porcelain sculptures. In addition, Mr. Pacheco is renowned for his knowledge of the history of animation, as well as the catalog of famous characters created during the industry’s early golden age. This lecture, first presented at the 2006 Queen Mary Art Deco Festival to great acclaim, has been revised and expanded with additional rare footage for this series.

Tickets are $5 for members of ADSLA and American Cinematheque. Regular American Cinematheque prices apply for the general public and students/seniors and may be pre-purchased at, or purchased on the day of the event at the door. Please bring your ADSLA membership card with you to the box office.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood. Additional information on the theater and American Cinematheque can be found at this link.

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to the awareness and preservation of Art Deco as a major design influence of the 20th Century. Visit our website for information on preservation projects, upcoming events and membership:]

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