“Forgotten Hollywood”- Newhall Celebrates Hollywood…

Posted on February 11, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`This weekend’s second annual Newhallywood Silent Film Festival is focused on the numerous scandals and tragedies that occurred during the silent era. It will be presented virtually.

“`The free fest includes sessions on the Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle scandal that ruined the career of the most popular comedic actors at the time, and the murder of director William Desmond Taylor that basically ended the career of female star Mabel Normand. This year also features the induction of the initial two filmmakers into the  Silent Film Hall of Fame:  French director Georges Melies and Newhall’s own William S. Hart, the biggest cowboy star of his day.

“`Among dignitaries making presentations: Leonard Maltin, David Kiehn, Karie Bible, Serge Bromberg, and Marc Wanamaker. Lectures include fascinating retrospectives about Lobster Films, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

“`Film’s Silent Era lasted from 1895 to 1930. During this time thousands of dialogue-free films were shot in Southern California, many in the area around Newhall in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Here is a link for all the information:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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