With renovations completed, the stunningly beautiful ASC clubhouse re-opened for business on Thursday, June 3rd–a day before Cine Gear 2010. The house was built in 1903 as a private Hollywood residence, and was purchased by the ASC in 1936 (17 years after its founding). Inside, it looks like a set. This is fitting, because the interiors were designed by a Hollywood set decorator. Best of all, the historic antique cameras are back inside, along with walls full of production stills and Billy’s Bar, named after William A. Fraker, ASC, BSC.
Above, Richard Crudo, ASC; LA Councilman Tom LaBonge; Owen Roizman, ASC; President Michael Goi, ASC; Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler; Darren Okada, ASC. Crudo, Roizman and Okada are past presidents of the ASC. The envelope please — for everyone who worked so hard to make the renovation a reality.