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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Friends of the Gamble House presents
FoGH Movie Night featuring
“THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN”

Saturday, August 6, 2016 (at dusk)

on the Gamble House rear lawn

Join us for our annual movie night as we honor of our 50th anniversary as a public museum, and go back to 1966 for our movie selection. There were many great choices but the hands down winner for great family summer fun was “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”.

Movie starts at dusk (Please, no arrival prior to 6:00pm) so bring a blanket, dinner and share in the pre-movie fun with “friends”. As usual, we’ll have popcorn, some fun movie night treats and we’ll also be raffling off some great prizes.

About the movie: Looking to score a break as a newspaper reporter and impress beautiful Alma Parker (Joan Staley), milquetoast typesetter Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) pitches a story about his small town’s haunted house. When his editor (Dick Sargent) insists Luther spend a night alone in the spooky mansion, where a grisly murder-suicide had taken place decades earlier, the timid reporter learns that the house contains a supernatural resident who doesn’t like visitors.

We do have a few “rules” and things to note:
• Blankets in front, lawn chairs in back. If you are using lawn chairs for this event, please setup towards the back to allow for groups using blankets or picnic setups.
• A restroom is available for use.
• Please clean-up your picnic area at the end of the event.


Ishimoto_Blacker house-event

Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography
and the Architecture of Greene & Greene

On view June 18 – October 3, 2016

at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

Photographs made by Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) of architecture by early 20th-century designers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene will be on public view for the first time in the United States in this focused loan exhibition. Ishimoto turned his lens toward the Greenes’ work in 1974, producing a suite of images for the Japanese design magazine Approach. Forty-six sumptuous black-and-white photographs printed by the artist and on loan from the Museum of Art, Kochi, in Japan will showcase the Approach magazine commission along with six seminal photographs that Ishimoto made of the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Japan in 1954. “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” coincides with the reopening of a refreshed permanent display of Greene & Greene furniture nearby in the gallery.

Please note: This exhibition requires admission to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Please refer to the Huntington’s site for admission pricing and hours.

Visit the exhibition press release for more details on this event.

Photo:Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Robert R. Blacker house, front entry detail (Greene and Greene, architects), 1974, gelatin silver print, 7 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. © Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center.


50th anniversary

Gamble House 50th Anniversary Celebration
SAVE THE DATES!
September 21-25, 2016

at the Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103

January 14, 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the gift of the Gamble House from the Gamble family to the City of Pasadena and the University of Southern California. This generous gift agreement allowed the Gamble House to open its doors to the public in September of the same year. In the half century since then, The Gamble House has become one of the most beloved premier historic sites in America.

A series of celebratory anniversary events will take place throughout September 2016 including an invitation only dinner for major donors; a fundraising reception to kick-off a new endowment campaign to raise funds to continue to protect the Gamble family’s generous legacy gift to the public with another decade of conscientious preservation; a reception to recognize the contributions of Gamble House docents through the years; a 50th Anniversary public celebration on Sunday, September 25, with self-paced tours and family-friendly activities and entertainment; and very importantly an Alumni Day Open House for former Gamble House Scholars in Residence and the USC School of Architecture on Saturday, September 24.

DOCENT APPRECIATION WINE RECEPTION
Thursday, September 22, 2016 • 5:00pm-7:30pm

SCHOLARS-IN-RESIDENCE CELEBRATION BRUNCH
Saturday, September 24, 2016 • 10am-12pm

USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE FACULTY, STAFF AND ALUMNI OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, September 24, 2016 • 12pm-2pm

USC TROJAN FAMILY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, September 24, 2016 • 2pm-4pm

GAMBLE HOUSE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, September 25, 2016 • 12pm-4pm

Visit our 50th Anniversary information page for photos and details on this event.
Photo: Gamble House, c. 1966


View a list of past Gamble House events