Category Archives: Silent Film

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

July 30: Movies in the Park

Movies in the ParkEnjoy a “mov­ing pic­ture show” from the days of silent cin­e­ma, on the grass at Two-Strike Park in La Cres­cen­ta, Sat­ur­day, July 30.

Take your fam­i­ly or treat your date to “din­ner and a show” for an evening of silent cin­e­ma come­dies with live piano accom­pa­ni­ment. Bring a blan­ket and a pic­nic bas­ket.

ADMISSION IS FREE

TIME:

Sat­ur­day, July 30, 2016
Show starts at dusk (approx. 8pm)

LOCATION:

Two-Strike Park (map)
5107 Rose­mont Avenue
La Cres­cen­ta, CA 91214
(818) 249‑5940

PROGRAM

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Lau­rel & Hardy
Fat­ty Arbuck­le

Charley Chase
Lar­ry Semon
and more

Live Accom­pa­ni­ment
fea­tur­ing Cliff Retal­lick at the piano

1909 Pow­ers 35mm Mov­ing Pic­ture Machine
hand-cranked by Joe Rin­au­do

Orig­i­nal Glass Lantern Slides
pro­ject­ed by Gary Gib­son

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

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Evening of Classic Silent Comedies
June 4, 2016

Our last show was a tremendous success. Read about it hereDon’t miss this one!

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FAMOUS PLAYERS ORCHESTRA
Presents an Evening of

Classic Comedies

Hand-Cranked Clas­sic Silent Film Come­dies
With Live Musi­cal Accom­pa­ni­ment

Sat­ur­day, June 4, 2016
7:00 pm

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LAUREL and HARDY
CHARLIE CHAPLIN
MACK SENNETT
CHARLEY CHASE
and Sur­pris­es!

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

Date:
Sat­ur­day, June 4, 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)

Tick­ets will go on sale at the door approx­i­mate­ly one hour before show­time, or you may buy them in advance secure­ly online here:button_buy_tickets1

This time we will be hold­ing our event upstairs in the more spa­cious church audi­to­ri­um. Show will run approx. 125 min­utes inclu­sive of a short inter­mis­sion. Con­ces­sions for sale.

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Famous Players Orchestra performs and records the original historic cinematic music used by movie theater orchestras during the silent film era.
All proceeds to benefit Famous Players Orchestra, a 501©3 non profit organization. Please visit our website at:

www.fporchestra.org.

Thank you for your sup­port. Enjoy the show!

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

DOWNLOAD PRINT-FRIENDLY FLYER


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!

Sounds of Silent Cinema

This doc­u­men­tary explores the use of orches­tras, bands, sound effects artists, piano play­ers & organ­ists dur­ing the Silent Film Era (1895 – 1927).



Fea­ture inter­views:
Dr. Paul Mona­co
Bob Mitchell
Joe Rin­au­do
Mil­dred Lewis
Ed Kelsey

Produced by Chapman University as a graduate film project
Jeff Callaway & Craig D. Forrest, co-directors
Aaron Burns & Ben Bateman, editors
Special thanks to David Shepherd (film historian), Michael Kowalski (advisor) & the late David Garcia (advisor)

Awards:
Voted Best Short Documentary @ Oxford Int’l Film Fest (2007)
Best Student Short Documentary @ Family Film Fest (2008)
Best Student Short Documentary @ Hollywood Int’l Student Film Fest (2007)
Official Selection: Whittier Film Fest (2008), Scene First Student Film Fest (2006), Charleston Film Fest (2008), Reynolda Film Fest (2009).

Of Special Interest:

Famous Players Orchestra

Famous Play­ers Orches­tra per­forms and records his­toric cin­e­mat­ic music used by movie the­ater orches­tras dur­ing the silent film era. Lis­ten to sam­ples and learn about the orga­ni­za­tion here:

fporchestra.org

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