The Hollywood Salon

February 7th, 2019

Feb 11 Salon with Digital Media Producer Ryan Copple

It’s a bold new world for media geeks: video games, streaming, podcasts, subscription programming, immersive alternate reality gaming, webseries, interactive content. It ain’t a boring three channel world anymore. And our next Salon guest is on the front lines of the future Read More…

January 11th, 2019
Our 3-Minute Film Festival

Our 3-Minute Film Festival

MONDAY will be the first Salon of 2019.  And it’s the one where YOU get to show us what you got… Yep, it’s the return of SALONFEST: THE THREE MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL, our ever-popular NCC mini-film festival! This is where we will show three minutes Read More…

November 28th, 2018

Dec 10th Holiday Salon with Carson Center Director Megan Elliott and Carson short film

TOMORROW NIGHT! Many special guests are coming, including NE Film Officer Laurie Richards, Johnny Carson Foundation executives, celebrities and some of your favorite Salon guests…all mingling with YOU. Santa will be available for fun holiday photos. Ciabatta Bar is cooking up delicious appetizers and holiday Read More…

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The Hollywood Salon


Perry-GarrettThis area of the site is a tribute to our dear friend, Perry Garrett. One of the longtime supporters of the NCC, Perry Garrett, died on January 17th, 2008, after a valiant fight with cancer. Perry was a writer and director who always was there to help. Whether it was making his weekend short films, or pitching & analyzing scripts, or at his jobs with Universal Studios, he was one of the sweetest and most encouraging guys Hollywood has ever known. He was a regular and popular guest at the Salons, and and inspiration to all of us. (His last visit to a Salon in July 2007 was videotaped and will be the first entry in our Salon video archives).

March 11, 2019

THE CULVER HOTEL is in the center of downtown Culver City, right where Washington crosses Culver, at 9400 Culver Blvd. Free parking on the street or free 2-hours in city structures nearby.

culver-longtable$10 donation gets you in with a drink and a raffle ticket for fabulous Husker prizes.

Harry Culver Circle

Harry Hazel Culver was born in Milford, NE in 1880. After attending UNL, he moved to California in 1910 to make his mark as a real estate developer and promoter.  In 1917 Harry founded Culver City. He attracted such studios as Thomas Ince’s Triangle Motion Picture Company (now Sony Studios), the Thomas H. Ince Studio (now the Culver Studio) and Hal Roach studios.

In 1924 Harry had the Culver Hotel built and located his offices on the second floor. Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Red Skelton, Buster Keaton, Ronald Reagan and other well-known stars maintained part time residences within the classic walls of the Culver. When MGM began filming The Wizard of Oz nearly all of the one hundred and twenty four “little people” spent four weeks at the hotel. Legend had it that a secret underground tunnel WIZARD_OF_OZ_The-Wizard-of-Oz-Posterswas built to usher the munchkins to their set at the Culver Studio, as well as to ferry alcohol and women during the Prohibition Era.

The Culver Hotel was restored to its original glory in the 1990s, with a renovation of the rooms that included individual baths and antique furnishings. The lobby and bar were retrofitted in early-1900s style moldings and dark woods.

The NCC starting hosting The Hollywood Salon in Harry’s old office in 2008.