“Forgotten Hollywood”- Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley Honored

Posted on September 24, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`After a successful GoFundMe campaign, Hollywood Heritage is dedicating an iconic alley in Tinsel Town this Wednesday (09/29). Three of the greatest silent comedies of all time:  Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921) – Buster Keaton’s Cops (1922) – Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last (1923) were filmed in the heart of Los Angeles at the unnamed alley running just south of  Hollywood Boulevard, from Cahuenga to Cosmo. As of this week, it will always be called:

“`Dedicating this site honors the legacy of great filmmakers, generates publicity and goodwill and creates a Hollywood tourist attraction. Each film has been inducted into the National Film Registry of the  Library of Congress as a work of enduring importance to American culture. This humble spot honors Hollywood’s brightest stars in three of their most famous movies.

“`You are welcome to join Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, the descendants of Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd and local dignitaries in celebration of National Silent Movie Day. Hollywood Heritage has partnered with local property owners, community leaders, and film historians to ensure that this forgotten locale is recognized as one of the most significant backdrops in early cinematic history. The event begins at 2p. Arrive early to proceed through Covid protocol.

“`Here is a trailer that shares the history of the alley and the process to make this moments a reality. Hollywood Heritage received permission to display photos from these iconic movies.

“`I will be on hand to absorb the immense context of such a dedication.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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