Hollywood star Danny DeVito attended a special Jameson Cult Film Club screening of the 1997 classic L.A. Confidential last night, Thursday 21st February. Mr. Hush-Hush himself also participated in an in-depth Q&A about the movie and his career with DJ Rick O’Shea following the screening.
1950’s paparazzi, sporting trench coats and trilby’s, papped guests as they made their way into LAPD headquarters, aka Dublin’s Mansion House, which was transformed into various sets from the film. Guests got a glimpse of L.A.’s crime-stoppers hard at work before being dispatched to Nick’s Liqour Store to await further safety instructions from Sid Hudchins, Hush-Hush style.
Themed special effects and props transported the audience straight into glamorous Los Angeles in 1953, when police corruption was rife and celebrity scandals filled the news. Characters from the movie including Jack Wincennes, Bud White and Ed Exley acted out key scenes in front of the audience throughout the film, including Exley’s key interrogation scene and final shoot-out between Dudley Smith and Ed Exley, which was as explosive in the flesh as it was in the film.
Speaking at the event, Mr DeVito said, “I haven’t seen L.A. Confidential in a few years now but I am really impressed with the staging and actors tonight, really gives the movie a whole new life for me.”
Following the screening, the party continued in true Jameson style with guests tucking into ‘Fleur-de-Lis’ burgers and Jameson, Ginger and Lime long drinks while DJ Aidan Kelly took to the decks spinning Restless Records’ Hush-Hush Magazine Mix.
Guests included – Dermot Whelan, Aidan Power, David Coffey, Baz Ashmawy, Kathryn Thomas, Munster Rugby’s Denis Hurley and Glenda Gilson