A Tribute to Leonard Schrader @ LACMA

A tribute to Leonard Schrader’s collection of Lobby Cards will be showcased at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on May 15th and 16th. On May 15th, there will be a tribute hosted by Len’s friend and colleague, David Weisman. hosts a presentation that will include guest speakers and an audio visual presentation of selected lobby cards. The collection will be followed by a screening of “Kiss of the Spider Women” for which Len wrote and David produced. On May 16th, there will be a screening of “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.”

Admission is free to all events. For more info, check out LACMA.org


The screenwriter Leonard Schrader, who passed away in late 2006, wrote screenplays in both Japanese and English; his love for and immersion in the culture of Japan resulted in Mishima, an audacious and ravishing film, co-written with and directed by his brother Paul. A year later, Schrader’s powerful adaptation of Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman earned him, director Hector Babenco, and producer David Weisman Oscar nominations. In addition to teaching and writing, Schrader was a passionate collector of vintage lobby cards, leaving behind a personal collection of over 8,000 original cards, many from rare silent films. – LACMA.org

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Kiss of the Spider Women DVD to be Released

On May 9th, City Lights Home Entertainment secured the distribution rights for Kiss of the Spider Women according to their site. It is said to have an upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release in the future. More details to follow.

News Article via Reuters

Check out the trailer below!

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Book Obsessed – Leonard Schrader

Barnes and Noble produces a documentary web show titled “Book Obsessed” where friend and colleague David Weisman recently talk about Len’s vast collection of books.

More from BarnesandNoble.com/obsessed/

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I have updated some of the Filmography pages.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

Naked Tango (1990)

Shonben Rider (1983)

The Killing of America (1982)

The Man Who Stole the Sun (1980)

Also check out the Bibliography Page

Please send your comments and feedback.


Len’s Lobby Cards Collection

A great Vanity Fair article has come out chronicling Leonard’s massive Lobby Card collection. Peter Biskind, author of “Easy Riders, Raging Bull” wrote the article “Hollywood’s Buried Treasures,” which premiered online on February 6th. A site has been created by Len’s close friend and collaborator, David Weisman, who found and complied the collection.

The site can be found at www.LeonardSchraderCollection.com with all of the Lobby Cards that he has collected throughout his career.

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