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(c)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(c)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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