The Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop, 102 S. Main St., Culver, will celebrate the legacy of Culver as the site of several Hollywood movies in years past and well as the extraordinary number of Culver Academies graduates to become involved in Hollywood, either as well-known actors in front of the camera, or directors, producers, and the like, behind the scenes.
The Culver-Hollywood connection is being added to with the filming of the family-friendly movie “Little Savages” on campus and the community during August. The movie cast includes several stars from the Disney Channel.
The museum’s special event, “Lights…Camera…Culver!” will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 with an audio-visual program at 10 a.m., and an ongoing exhibit at the museum into this fall. The program will include clips from the still-existent movies set at Culver (from 1932 and 1939, respectively), and rare photos and memorabilia from the 1928 movie shot here, “Prep and Pep,” as well as clips from Hollywood films referencing Culver and an visual look back at Culver grads in the film industry.
The event is free and open to the public and, of course, popcorn will be provided.