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Counterclockwise from above: The Clubhouse bar in 1937; the renovated bar, christened “Billy’s” after the late William A. Fraker, ASC, BSC; (left to right) Richard Crudo, ASC; L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge; Owen Roizman, ASC; Michael Goi, ASC; Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler; and Daryn Okada, ASC at the ribbon-cutting ceremony; the renovated Clubhouse; ribbon-cutting attendees fill the front yard.
both a modern facility ready for the industry’s continuing evolution and a testament to the rich history of the filmmaking community. (The building still doubles as a museum, housing the Society’s extensive collection of motionpicture cameras, lenses and other items.) The Clubhouse is, Goi said, a place “where cinematography truly lives.” In the January 1937 issue of this magazine, it was noted, “The new
home of the American Society of Cinematographers is emblematic of many years of patient, industrious and sincere work on the part of the Cinematographers of Hollywood …. It stands as a monument to the camera profession as a symbol of their earnestness, their sincerity and their ability to hang together. The cinematographer may point with considerable pride to the new home of the American Society of Cinematographers.” ●
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