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Herbs Ritts: L.A. Style
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
This exhibition explores Herb Ritts’s extensive photographic career, including a selection of renowned and previously unpublished photographs, as well as his directorial projects. Ritts was a Los Angeles-based photographer who, from the 1970s until his death in 2002, gained international acclaim for his unique images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrities. The exhibition will also include a selection of music videos and commercials directed by Ritts. On view through August 26, 2012.

Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
Drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection, this exhibition surveys some of the visual strategies used by photographers to picture the famous from the 1840s to the year 2000. On view through August 26, 2012.

Hermann Lederle: Footprints on Snow
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening day of an exhibition of works by painter Hermann Lederle. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012, and the exhibition will be on view through April 27, 2012.

Screening: Blume in Love
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood)
Screening of this 1973 film starring George Segal, Kris Kristofferson and Shelly Winters. Blume in Love tells the story of a recently divorced man who realizes he might still be in love with his ex-wife. A conversation between Segal and director Paul Mazursky will follow the screening.

Screening: The Seventh Cross
Getty Center (Brentwood)
Screening of Fred Zinnemann’s 1944 drama The Seventh Cross. This movie follows a former German communist’s escape from a concentration camp in prewar Nazi Germany. A conversation with actress Marsha Hunt and Zinnemann scholars Jan-Christopher Horak and Jennifer Smyth will follow the screening. This is the first of the Getty’s four-part Zinnemann film series.

Stay Home and Read a Book Ball
Various Locations
The 24th edition of this “non-event” event benefits the Los Angeles Library Foundation. To participate, simply sign up to attend, select your level of participation and then, just as they instruction say, stay home, read a book, and have a ball. The event is chaired by author Jonathan Lethem and benefits the Foundation’s cultural and educational outreach programs including the award-winning lecture series [ALOUD] at Central Library.


Hermann Lederle, Crazy One, oil on canvas, 60×66″, 2011