The Hollywood Salon

March 9th, 2018

Monday’s Salon with Visual Effects Supervisor Jamie Price

Continuing our DOWNSIZING series at the Salon on March 12th, we’ll be hosting one of the stars of the film. No, not Matt Damon or Christoph Waltz, but the man who made those actors only five inches tall! This Salon, Read More…

February 8th, 2018

Monday’s NCC Salon with longtime Editor and new Director Kevin Tent!

Oscar-nominated Kevin Tent has been a film editor in Hollywood for nearly 25 years, best known for his long time collaboration with Director Alexander Payne. Last year, CRASH PAD became Kevin’s directorial debut. Kevin has been a guest at the NCC Read More…

January 4th, 2018
The 1st Salon of 2018 on Monday is our 3-Minute Festival!

The 1st Salon of 2018 on Monday is our 3-Minute Festival!

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all your Coast Connection friends! Monday, January 8th will be the first Salon of 2018.  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 Read More…

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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).

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    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.