“From Adrian to Armani: Fashion in Film,” by our favorite local film critic Jan Wahl

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Koret Auditorium
7:00 p.m.
Multimedia presentation, “From Adrian to Armani: Fashion in Film,” by our favorite local film critic Jan Wahl.


Jan Wahl 
Vancouver Magazine called her “San Francisco's sharp-witted solo answer to Ebert and Roeper.” Recognized as a woman of many hats, film critic Jan Wahl joined KRON 4 in October 1990. Sporting a different chapeau each week, she critiques recent movie releases, reviews new videos, conducts celebrity interviews, and offers interesting background on show business.

In addition to her work at KRON 4, Wahl provides cultural and show business reports for KCBS Radio and is a featured regular on LIVE 105, KITS 105.3 FM. When she's not working in television or radio, Wahl emcees community events, teaches, lectures and delivers show biz talks on international cruises. Wahl also teaches a class called “Critical Thinking of the Mass Media,” a course she originated for corporations and schools. She also has a regular column on the Nob Hill Gazette.

Before joining KCBS, Wahl was the entertainment reporter and movie/video reviewer at KNBR Radio, where she hosted a three-hour call-in show, Hollywood Calling. Prior, Wahl frequently appeared as a film critic and historian on KGO Radio.

Before coming to the Bay Area, Wahl worked for ABC in Los Angeles, first as a documentary producer, and later as a stage manager and director of Rona Barrett's Hollywood, The Lawrence Welk Show, Match Game, Family Feud, Good Morning, America, and various specials such as the Oscar and Grammy telecasts.

In 1977, Wahl won an Emmy Award for producing and writing They Still Say I Do, a humorous documentary on the palimony case of Lee Marvin and Michelle Triola Marvin. That year she also became a member of the prestigious Directors Guild of America. In 1999 she won a second Emmy for a A Filmgoer's Bill of Rights.

A movie enthusiast since her youth, Wahl began collecting movie memorabilia at age seven. Wahl entered the journalism field as a newswriter for KGO-TV, where she also produced two documentaries while attending San Francisco State University. She graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications and Arts, and is now a member of their prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame. During school, she also worked at KRON 4 as a panelist on a community affairs show called Youth Inquires.

Wahl is a native of West Los Angeles and currently resides in Marin County.

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Programs are free with no tickets or reservations. Tickets are required to visit the galleries (free to members) and special exhibitions. 

Olmec Community Friday Nights: Every Friday Night from March 25 through May 6, 2011, 5 to 8:45 pm. On these seven Fridays, the special exhibition fee will be waived for Olmec: Colossal Masterworks from Ancient Mexico Visitors can see the Olmec exhibition for the general admission fees of $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for youths aged 13 to 17, and free for children 12 and under.

The special exhibition Balenciaga and Spain is not included—special exhibition fees required.

Member tickets for Olmec and Balenciaga are always free and can be picked up at the museum on the day of visit; advance tickets are not available.

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Gregory Stock