The Hollywood Salon

February 8th, 2017
Monday’s NCC Salon with Director Dan Mirvish!

Monday’s NCC Salon with Director Dan Mirvish!

At the February Hollywood Salon, we welcome back our old friend Dan Mirvish!  It’ll be a TRIPLE TREAT:  Fresh from adventures at Slamdance (the festival he co-founded), he’ll be sharing about his latest film now underway, and he’ll be signing Read More…

January 5th, 2017

Monday’s NCC Salon is our Three-Minute Festival!

Our Annual Three-Minute Festival: SALONFEST 2017!! HAPPY NEW YEAR from all your Coast Connection friends! Monday, January 9th will be the first Salon of 2017.  And it’s the one where YOU get to show us what you got… Yep, it’s the return Read More…

December 6th, 2016

NCC Holiday Party is Dec 12th, with special guest Actress Molly Parker and music by The Martini Kings!

  It’s that time of year again. Before you go home for the holidays, come knock one back with your Hollywood family. Come join us in The Velvet Lounge of the Culver Hotel for delicious hors d’oeuvres and specialty beverages 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.