"Oviatt" is first and last a labor of love. As Chevalier told the
audience at the Egyptian Theatre, the movie was done on a shoestring
with gracious assistance by people who in some way were involved with
the building's history. The score of vintage tunes (and there's lots of
music in the picture) is by Mora's Modern Rhythmists, with additional music by Shulman.
As with many premieres, the obvious question is when it will be shown
again. "Oviatt" is a fine addition to the body of quirky, heartfelt Los
Angeles documentaries that includes "Shotgun Freeway" and "L.A. Plays
Itself."In the meantime, DVDs are available.