Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the premiere
of the iconic 1960s spy series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., producers Robert
Short and Jon Heitland are organizing The Golden Anniversary Affair, an
exclusive invitational event in Los Angeles, scheduled for Friday September 26th and
Saturday September 27th.
This once in a lifetime event will represent an
opportunity for a maximum of 100 fans to gather and share their memories and
their love of this classic series.
The festivities begin on Friday September 26th, when
the lucky 100 take a special walking tour of the Sony studio lot with an
emphasis on sites where the show was filmed, including Stage 10, where
U.N.C.L.E. headquarters stood. On Saturday September 27th, the main event will
take place at The DoubleTree by Hilton on the Westside where several rooms will
be devoted to panel discussions about the making of the original show and the
upcoming Warner Bros feature film, a display of original props (the U.N.C.L.E.
weapons, wardrobe and special car created for the series) and an U.N.C.L.E.
cast and crew discussion about the making of the show leading up to a soiree
Saturday night. Although the event will end Saturday evening, on Sunday
there will be an opportunity for attendees to visit outlying filming sites on
“It is not
uncommon to hear fans, many of whom are leaders in their chosen professions,
remark that this show changed their lives,” says Short, an Academy
Award-winning visual effects artist.
Says Heitland, the author of The Man from
U.N.C.L.E. Book, the Behind the Scenes Story of a Television Classic, “We feel
it will be the definitive event marking the 50th anniversary of this
Classic 60’s series.”
So far, the producers have lined up a number of VIP
guests, including associate producer George Lehr, director Joe Sargent, and
director of photography Fred Koenenkamp, composers Gerald Fried, Robert Drasnin
and “Girl from U.N.C.L.E.” regular Randall Kirby who have confirmed their
interest in attending. A list that continues to grow every day. The producers
hope that The Golden Anniversary Affair will be a West Coast reunion of sorts
for all who made the show such a success.