The Fontainebleau on Film

Friday, April 24 2015

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

“Ready for its close up” on the day its doors opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau Hotel was designed for grand entrances and glamorous scenes.

Film critic and history buff Kevin Wynn uses unique film clips from the Wolfson Archives and excerpts from feature films to trace the Fontainebleau’s film “career,” an arc that also reveals the hotel’s rise and fall as a symbol of glamour and excitement.

Wynn will also present unique film and video from the Wolfson Archives that documents the Fontainebleau’s construction and opening, its popularity with celebrities and tourists and the context of its creation.

Presented during Dade Heritage Days, the informal talk is a presentation of the Wolfson Archives and Dade Heritage Trust. The Fontainebleau on Film is free of charge and open to the public

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation in Room 8401 on Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.

Miami-Dade College - Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33132

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