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CALL WED. JAN. 31 4PM FOR NETHERCUTT TICKETS

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WED., JAN. 31, 2018

Nethercutt All-Star Silent Comedies Show
 Call at 4 PM sharp!

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The Nethercutt once again presents an authentic Itinerant Moving Picture Show of Silent Cinema Comedies.

The organist for this event will be Robert Israel, who is flying in from the Czech Republic to perform for you.  Joe Rinaudo will hand-crank his 1909 Powers Cameragraph projector, assisted by Gary Gibson. Kyle Irwin, Master of Ceremonies and Museum Curator, will demonstrate antique mechanical musical instruments before the show and during intermission.

CALL FOR TICKETS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

Phone 818-364-6464 between 4-6pm PST*

☏  FOLLOW CALLING INSTRUCTIONS HERE  ☏

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

Nethercutt All-Star Silent Comedies Show
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 PM
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2 PM
(There will be no evening show on Saturday.)

Nethercutt Museum
Sylmar, California

☏  FOLLOW CALLING INSTRUCTIONS HERE  ☏

Admission is free, but tickets must be obtained in advance, only on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Address and other information is also at the link above.


COMING MARCH 10, 2018:
THE GOOSE WOMAN
LOUISE DRESSER

with
LIVE ORCHESTRA
March 10, 2018
Burbank, California

DETAILS

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 PM8PM
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.

Early to Bed Tent (Laurel & Hardy) Dec. 10, 2016 – Farewell Show

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Sadly, this will be the final meeting of the Early To Bed Tent as the organizers John and Janet Duff are planning on moving from the area. So let’s send them off with a BANG (and lots of other sound effects)!


Early to Bed TentThe final meeting of the year, and FOREVER, for the Early To Bed Tent (Oasis #239) will take place on Saturday evening, December 10th.

This special gathering is our 14th and last annual “Silent Night” presenting rarely seen silent short comedies.  For obvious reasons Laurel & Hardy will dominate the evening’s film program but there will be other silent comedians represented as well.

The show will take place at the Early To Bed tent of the Laurel & Hardy fan club “Sons Of The Desert”  in Temple City, California.

Joe Rinaudo will be projecting these memorable films on his classic hand-crank 1909 Powers Model 6 Cameragraph.

The great Dean Mora will be providing musical accompaniment to the silent movies.

Location:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
9642 East Live Oak Avenue
Temple City, California

Time:
Doors open at 5:15 PM for socializing
Show begins at 6:00 PM, ends around 10:00 PM
There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Donation:
$6 Adults
$3 Children
$4.50 Senior Citizen

Directions and more about this event.

For more information about the
Sons of the Desert
Early to Bed Tent
Oasis #239:
www.earlytobedtent.com

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 2 PM8PM
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:

tix-fpo

 

“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