“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Vault…

Posted on February 14, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Collector Tom Barnes created Retroformat Silent Films to perpetuate the original form of cinematic presentation; public silent movie screenings with live music. Now, the educational non-profit company has launched a brand new web-based archive of rare silent films for online subscribers: The Vault. It will cover a wide range of artists and genres, such as productions by the first major Black filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux; and Jack Pickford, the brother of America’s Sweetheart, Mary Pickford.

“`A one-of-a-kind online archive of silent films and special features, The Vault will house Retroformat’s exclusive digital scans of 16mm celluloid from the USC School of Cinematic Arts HNH Foundation Moving Image Archive and additional private collections, as well as restorations by the Library of Congress and other sources. Flicks shall feature original music compositions performed by Retroformat musical director Cliff Retallick.

“`Retroformat Silent Films is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. They hosted the first drive-in silent movie show with live music in Hollywood history, Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman  at the Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In.

“`For membership information, email retroformat@gmail.com, and / or visit retroformat.org.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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