Category Archives: dean mora

UPCOMING 2017 SHOWS

Here are sev­er­al shows through­out Los Ange­les in ear­ly 2017 fea­tur­ing the sights, sounds and his­to­ry of enter­tain­ment as expe­ri­enced a cen­tu­ry ago dur­ing the Silent Cin­e­ma era:


Jan­u­ary 26, 2017 ♦ 5:30 pm

Los Angeles In The Ragtime Era

Ragtime Era in Los Angeles

Pre­sent­ed by Galen Wilkes
Cal­abasas-Las Vir­genes His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety
Cal­abasas Library, 200 Civic Cen­ter Way, Cal­abasas


Feb­ru­ary 10 and 11, 2017 ♦ 2:00 and 8:00 pm

Nethercutt

Mighty Wurlitzer at The Nethercutt Collection

For those of you who have tick­ets for the Feb­ru­ary Nether­cutt show, here is the pro­gram:

The theme will be LOVE for Valentines Day. 

The show will fea­ture:

 

Buster Keaton in “Neigh­bors”

Lar­ry Semon in “Plagues And Pup­py Love”

A very rare Edi­son Film from 1907 “The Ted­dy Bears”

 A rarely seen Charley Chase com­e­dy “There Ain’t No San­ta Claus”

 Plus a sur­prise from the Black­hawk film col­lec­tion with spe­cial thanks to Mr. David Shep­ard

Joe Rin­au­do will be assist­ed on the hand-cranked Pow­ers Cam­er­a­graph Motion Pic­ture Machine by Gary Gib­son, pro­ject­ing glass lantern slides, and Dean Mora on the mighty Wurl­itzer The­ater Organ (third largest the­ater organ in the world).

LOCATION AND EVENT DETAILS HERE

Sorry, this event is sold out. If you have your tickets, enjoy the show! If not, hope to see you next October for our annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Nethercutt.


March 11, 2017  7:00 pm

Steamboat Bill, Jr.” with
Live Orchestra
Steamboat Bill Jr

 

Fea­tur­ing a live musi­cal score per­formed by The Famous Play­ers Orches­tra under the direc­tion of Scott Lasky.

Pro­ject­ed by Joe Rin­au­do in 35mm on an orig­i­nal hand-cranked Power’s 1909 Cam­er­a­gragh Mod­el 6 Motion Pic­ture Machine. Your Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies will be Stan Taffel.

The pro­gram will include a 30 minute inter­mis­sion and there will also be a raf­fle with prizes. Con­ces­sions will be avail­able down­stairs at the snack bar.

Show­time:
Sat­ur­day, March 11, 2017
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Loca­tion: 
Christ Luther­an Church
2400 W. Bur­bank Blvd.
Bur­bank, CA 91506
(south­east cor­ner of Bur­bank Bl. & Bue­na Vista St., direct­ly behind the Dunn-Edwards paint store)

Admis­sion is $10.00 (sug­gest­ed dona­tion)

Tick­ets will go on sale at the door approx­i­mate­ly one hour before show­time.

You can also pur­chase tick­ets online start­ing Feb­ru­ary 1 through the Famous Play­ers Orches­tra web­site.

MORE INFORMATION:
Famous Play­ers Orches­tra


March 25, June 17, and Novem­ber 11, 2017  7:00 pm
JUNE 17 AND NOVEMBER 11 DATES CANCELLED

On three spe­cial dates through­out the year,
Galen Wilkes will present

An Edwardian Evening of Entertainment

 

Edwardian Evening of Entertainment

Enjoy a peri­od vaude­ville show, wit­ness a live record­ing of the audi­ence onto an Edi­son wax cylin­der, and expe­ri­ence oth­er fas­ci­nat­ing exam­ples of the Edwar­dian era.

Per­ry Man­sion, Her­itage Square Muse­um
3800 Homer St., High­land Park

JUNE 17 AND NOVEMBER 11 DATES CANCELLED


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Call Wed. Jan 11 for Nethercutt Tickets

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For tick­ets to the Feb­ru­ary Nether­cutt Show you must

CALL WED. JAN. 11
4 – 6 PM*
818 – 364-6464

*The best chance of obtain­ing tick­ets is to call start­ing at 4pm. You will prob­a­bly get a busy sig­nal. Just keep call­ing, then fol­low prompts. This is for the fol­low­ing event only:

Nether­cutt Valen­tines Silent Come­dies Show
Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 10, 2017 at 8 PM
Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 11, 2017 at 2 PM & 8PM
Nether­cutt Muse­um
Syl­mar, Cal­i­for­nia

☏  FOLLOW CALLING INSTRUCTIONS HERE  ☏

Admis­sion is free, but tick­ets must be obtained in advance, only on Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11, 2017.
Address and oth­er infor­ma­tion is also at the link above.


For more enter­tain­ment and enlight­en­ment, join us in March, June and Novem­ber for

An EDWARDIAN EVENING of ENTERTAINMENT

Edwardian Evening of Entertainment

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Vis­it Mr. Wilkes’ web­site here.

3 Silent Spooky Apparitions this October

Phantom of the Opera PosterThree Itinerant Shows are planned for October at which I will hand-crank my 1909 Power’s Cameragraph Model 6 Moving Picture Machine, with other visual and musical delights provided by my colleagues. I hope to see you there. —Joe Rinaudo

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM
HANFORD FOX THEATRE
Han­ford, Cal­i­for­nia

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phan­tom Of The Opera” will be screened at the his­toric Han­ford Fox The­atre. Built in 1929, the Han­ford Fox boasts a 12 rank Wurl­itzer pipe organ to be played by Dean Mora. The film is the only 35mm print in exis­tence that tells the com­plete sto­ry (as orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed) by com­bin­ing the 1929 release and the 16mm show at home ver­sions (blown up to 35mm). It also now has all of the orig­i­nal col­or sequences restored as they were seen in 1925. Orig­i­nal nar­ra­tive and spo­ken inter-titles (about 68) have been restored as well as the pro­logue titles that describe the begin­nings of the Phan­tom and his con­nec­tion to the Paris Opera House. Plus see the orig­i­nal Tech­ni­col­or end­ing as well! Since this print is drawn from the orig­i­nal 1925 and the 1929 (sound speed) ver­sions, hand crank­ing will allow you to see, for the first time, the film pre­sent­ed at the prop­er speeds. Gary Gib­son will present a glass lantern slide show dur­ing all reel changes.

The Phan­tom of the Opera”
Restora­tion Cred­its:
see below

Show­time:
Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Loca­tion:
Han­ford Fox The­atre
326 N. Irwin Street
Han­ford, CA 93230
map

Tick­et Infor­ma­tion


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 at 8 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 at PM & 8PM
Nether­cutt Col­lec­tion
Syl­mar, Cal­i­for­nia
Request Tick­ets
(Admis­sion is free but you must order tick­ets in advance.)

Halloween Show

organ-pipes-with-ghost600x438The Nether­cutt Col­lec­tion will host anoth­er three silent film hand crank shows. Fri­day at 8:00 p.m. & Sat­ur­day at 2:00 & 8:00 p,m. The pro­gram will be the same for each show. Dean Mora will play the mighty Wurl­itzer pipe organ which is the third largest in the world. Gary Gib­son will pro­vide orig­i­nal glass lantern slides dur­ing all reel changes. Tick­ets will be avail­able on Sep­tem­ber 21 start­ing at 4:00 p.m. by call­ing in for up to 4 tick­ets per caller. Phone: (818) 364‑6464. Please be per­sis­tent as the office only has 3 phone lines. How to Request Nether­cutt Show Tick­ets

Musi­cal nar­ra­tion and sound effects by Dean Mora at the Mighty Wurl­itzer, the third largest the­ater organ in the world.

Gary Gib­son will pro­vide orig­i­nal glass lantern slides dur­ing all reel changes.

Your host is Kyle Irwin, cura­tor, who will demon­strate the Nether­cutt Collection’s auto­mat­ed musi­cal instru­ments before the show and dur­ing inter­mis­sion.

You may also tour the col­lec­tion of over fifty clas­sic cars which are on dis­play in a muse­um set­ting that recre­ates the mar­ble and mir­rored show­room of an ear­ly auto­mo­bile deal­er­ship.

Busi­ness or semi-for­mal attire is appro­pri­ate. Chil­dren must be 10 and old­er.

MORE INFORMATION:
Pow­ers Cam­er­a­graph pro­jec­tor
Dean Mora, organ­ist and swing band leader
Nether­cutt Col­lec­tion

Don’t for­get to call for tick­ets Wednes­day Sept. 21 at 4pm sharp — and enjoy the show!

Show­times:
Fri­day, Octo­ber 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Loca­tion:
Nether­cutt Col­lec­tion
15200 Bled­soe Street
Syl­mar, CA 91342
map

Admis­sion is free, but you must obtain tick­ets in advance.
How to Request Nether­cutt Show Tick­ets


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 at 7PM
Christ Luther­an Church
Bur­bank, Cal­i­for­nia

The Phantom of the Opera & Habeas Corpus

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Original Posters from Universal and MGM

Famous Play­ers Orchestra’s “Hal­loween Silent Film Spook­tac­u­lar” is com­ing up. This will be a very spe­cial show you won’t want to miss.

The main fea­ture on the pro­gram will be a one-of-a-kind restored ver­sion of the 1925 hor­ror clas­sic,“The Phan­tom of the Opera” star­ring the “man of a thou­sand faces,” Lon Chaney. This restored print of “Phan­tom” can­not be seen any­where else, and is the only 35mm print in exis­tence which tells the com­plete sto­ry as orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed. All of the orig­i­nal col­or sequences have been restored as they were seen in 1925 under Joe Rinaudo’s direc­tion and super­vi­sion. Orig­i­nal nar­ra­tive and spo­ken inter-titles (about 68) have been restored by Chaz DeS­i­mone, as well as the pro­logue titles that describe the begin­nings of the Phan­tom and his con­nec­tion to the Paris Opera House. Plus, see the orig­i­nal Tech­ni­col­or end­ing as well! Since this print is drawn from the orig­i­nal 1925 and the 1929 (sound speed) ver­sions, hand crank­ing will allow you to see, for the first time, the film pre­sent­ed at the prop­er speeds. “The Phan­tom of the Opera” will be pre­sent­ed with a live musi­cal score accom­pa­nied by Scott Lasky on the pipe organ.

Also includ­ed on the pro­gram will be the 1928 two reel Lau­rel & Hardy com­e­dy “Habeas Cor­pus.”  

Not a trick, just a very spe­cial treat:

Famous Play­ers Orches­tra will per­form a live score for “Habeas Cor­pus.” This is the first time that the Famous Play­ers Orches­tra will play pub­licly for a film. Please attend and sup­port this non prof­it orga­ni­za­tion. The Famous Play­ers Orchestra’s mis­sion is to pre­serve and per­form authen­tic motion pic­ture music as it was intend­ed to be used with silent film pre­sen­ta­tions.

Both films will be shown in 35mm, pro­ject­ed by Joe Rin­au­do on an orig­i­nal hand-cranked Power’s 1909 Cam­er­a­graph Mod­el 6 Motion Pic­ture Machine.

Glass lantern slides will be pre­sent­ed dur­ing reel changes by Mr. Shane Glan­der.

Your Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies will be Stan Taffel. Show­time is at 7pm and the doors open at 6:15pm. Admis­sion is a sug­gest­ed dona­tion of $10.00. Tick­ets may be pur­chased at the door approx­i­mate­ly one hour before show­time, or you may buy them in advance secure­ly online here:

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The Phan­tom of the Opera”
Restora­tion Cred­its:
see below

Show­time:
Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 29, 2016
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Loca­tion: 
Christ Luther­an Church
2400 W. Bur­bank Blvd.
Bur­bank, CA 91506
(South­east cor­ner of Bur­bank Bl. & Bue­na Vista St.)

Admis­sion is $10.00 (sug­gest­ed dona­tion)

Tick­ets will go on sale at the door approx­i­mate­ly one hour before show­time.

MORE INFORMATION:
Famous Play­ers Orches­tra


RESTORATION CREDITS

The Phan­tom of the Opera”

35mm source mate­r­i­al:
Spe­cial thanks to
Mr. David Shep­ard
Black­hawk film library

16mm source mate­r­i­al:
Mr. Stan Taffel

Script and cut­ting con­ti­nu­ity:
Mr. George Wag­n­er

Title re-cre­ation, design and typog­ra­phy:
Mr. Chaz DeS­i­mone
DesimoneDesign.com

Title & film dig­i­tiz­ing & out­put to film:
Mr. Michael Broder­sen
Mr. Rico Her­nan­dez
Neg­a­tive and print col­or tim­ing:
Mr. Doug Ledin
Project man­ag­er:
Mr. Allan Tudzin
Fotokem Film & Video Ser­vices
Fotokem.com

Film and title restora­tion
pro­duced and super­vised by:
Mr. Joe Rin­au­do
SilentCinemaSociety.org

Habeas Cor­pus” film cour­tesy of the Black­hawk film library.


 

The End

Evening of Classic Silent Comedies
Mar. 5, 2016

This show was a tremendous success…

proving our passion and efforts to preserve Silent Cinema are fully worthwhile. The audience of no less than 100 were primarily 30- and 40-year-old “kids” who laughed and applauded as if seeing a moving picture for the first time. Many of them were, in fact…as black-and-white and silent, except for Dean Mora’s live piano score.


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FAMOUS PLAYERS ORCHESTRA

Presents an Evening of

Classic Comedies

Hand-Cranked Clas­sic Silent Film Come­dies
With Live Musi­cal Accom­pa­ni­ment

Sat­ur­day March 5th, 2016
7:00 pm

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35 mil­lime­ter film pro­ject­ed by Joe Rin­au­do on an orig­i­nal hand-cranked Power’s 1909 Cam­er­a­graph Mod­el 6 Motion Pic­ture Machine.
Live musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment fea­tur­ing Dean Mora on piano.

Pro­gram Includes:
“The Danc­ing Pig” (1907) Pathe
“The Acro­bat­ic Fly” (1910) Comet Films
“It’s a Gift” (1923) Star­ring Snub Pol­lard
“The Rink” (1916) Star­ring Char­lie Chap­lin
“The Gro­cery Clerk” (1920) Star­ring Lar­ry Semon
“Cops” (1922) Star­ring Buster Keaton

Date:
Sat­ur­day, March 5th, 2016
Doors open at 6:15 pm
Show starts at 7:00 pm

Loca­tion: 
Christ Luther­an Church
2400 W. Bur­bank Blvd.
Bur­bank, CA 91506
(South­east cor­ner of Bur­bank Bl. & Bue­na Vista St.)

Admis­sion is $10.00 (sug­gest­ed dona­tion)

Show will run approx. 125 min­utes with a short inter­mis­sion. Con­ces­sions for sale.

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All proceeds to benefit Famous Players Orchestra, a 501©3 non profit organization, whose mission is dedicated to performing and recording the historic film music used by movie theater orchestras during the silent era.  Please visit our website at:

www.fporchestra.org.

Thank you for your sup­port. Enjoy the show!

Holiday Fun at Annual Crescenta Valley Party

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See full-size new­pa­per arti­cle here.

We had a great show at the C.V. His­tor­i­cal Society’s Christ­mas par­ty. Stand­ing room only. There were young kids there watch­ing the silent films. One lit­tle girl laughed hys­ter­i­cal­ly through­out most of the films. That made the show more worth­while for me because she prob­a­bly had nev­er been to a silent film show and that’s what it’s all about! Dean Mora did a tremen­dous job on the piano, as usu­al, and Gary Gib­son had fun with the glass lantern slide shows in between each film. All in all it’s always a great show when young peo­ple (teenagers and grade school kids alike) can come, expe­ri­ence and real­ly enjoy such a show.

Read com­ments about the show on Face­book.