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Glenn Ford Salute

The website providing information about the
Official 90th Birthday Celebrations of Hollywood legend

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford turns 90 on Monday May 1st 2006

To celebrate this landmark birthday of one of the most iconic stars from Hollywood’s golden era – The American Cinematheque is very proud to present a special celebration event in Hollywood.

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The American Cinemathequein association with

The Heartland Film Festival
Turner Classic Movies

proudly presents

A special 90th Birthday screening of one of Glenn Ford’s
legendary films – the 1946 classic “Gilda” co-starring
Rita Hayworth

(Incidentally – the screening takes place on the exact
60th anniversary of the release of “Gilda”!)

• Special in-person pre-screening appearance by Glenn Ford!

• Restored 35mm print courtesy of Sony Pictures

• Screening of ultra-rare 11-minute short film featuring Glenn Ford’s first-ever screen appearance in 1937

• Discussion following the screening with Glenn Ford’s son and biographer – Peter Ford and special guests

• Post-screening reception with Moet & Chandon champagne, Chopin Vodka & birthday cake!

• Star attendance to salute Glenn Ford (click here for names)


Monday May 1st – 7:30pm


Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard • Hollywood

(2 blocks east of Highland Avenue)

Ticket Prices

$15 General Public
$10 Cinematheque Members
$12 Seniors (65+) & Students with ID

Ticket includes reception with Moet & Chandon champagne, Chopin Vodka & birthday cake

Advance Ticket Purchase

Cinematheque Members click here

General Public

Easy instant purchase online through

Tickets are on sale now!

  1. At the top of the Fandango front page there is a search tool: “Search Showtimes & Buy Tickets”
  2. There is a search option “By Movie”
  3. Type in “GILDA” and click on the “Go” button
  4. That takes you to the page where you purchase tickets

Day-Of-Event Ticket Purchase

The Egyptian Theatre Box Office
will open at 5.30pm on Monday May 1st

Media Coverage of the Glenn Ford Salute

• News Story in Daily Variety

• News Story in Hollywood Reporter

• Full-page advertisement in Daily Variety

• Article in Hollywood Reporter

• News Story in Los Angeles Times

• Story in L.A. Weekly

• Article in Los Angeles Times

• Special 4-page pull-out section in Daily Variety



This Celebration Presented By

The American Cinematheque

The Heartland Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies


with generous support from

Sony Pictures

The reception will feature Moet & Chandon Champagne and Chopin Vodka
generously donated by Pacific Wine & Spirits

The Glenn Ford 90th Birthday Celebration Event is produced by
Martin Lewis & Steven Gaydos
for the American Cinematheque and Variety

“Glenn Ford: A Life In Film” – the first-ever biography of Glenn Ford – will be published in 2007. Click here for information about the book.