09/25/13 – Doris at the Hollywood Theatre

September 13, 2013|Posted in: Appearances

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the release of Julia Park Tracey’s second volume in the Doris Diaries series, “Reaching for the Moon,” at a 1920s Hollywood glam-night at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland. Doris Bailey was at the Hollywood the night it opened in 1926, and saw many films there. We’ll celebrate with a silent film, some bubbly and a book-signing. Admire the shiny new marquee at the Hollywood, too!

1920s attire and costumes highly encouraged!!

“Wings” is a 1927 American action silent film about two World War I fighter pilot friends, both involved with the same beauty, produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. “Wings” was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the first of only two silent films to do so.

Reading: “Doris and the Movies,” at 6:30; film at 7.
Tickets are $8 and $6 for seniors/students and $5 for members of the Hollywood Theatre.

“Reaching for the Moon” will be available for purchase and book signing. (“I’ve Got Some Lovin’ to Do” will also be available.)


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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of "Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop" and "Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News" (rep'd by Booktrope). She is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. Her articles have appeared in Thrillist, Quill, Paste, San Francisco Chronicle, and in many magazines; her latest poetry appears in The East Bay Literary review.