“Forgotten Hollywood”- We Had Faces Then…

Posted on February 12, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Newhall in California’s Santa Clarita Valley is launching its inaugural Newhallywood Silent Film Festival this weekend. Watch screenings of over a dozen silent movies, including Mary Pickford’s Little Annie Rooney,  The Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks, and film classics: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Wings. Plus, enjoy a showing of Singin in the Rain, and so much more!

Newhallywood Silent Film Festival logo 

“`Visit their Pickford-Fairbanks pop-up exhibition with rarely-seen props, costumes, and other memorabilia. The Natural History Museum will be open for exploration. Visit family-friendly activities in William S. Hart Park and Museum throughout the festival. The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s train station will screening two reeler comic gems for audiences of all ages.

“`Two special kick-off events are scheduled for Friday: Bustour Keaton, a tour of Hollywood’s cinematic locations.  The stops include Edendale, where Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, and Charlie Chaplin made their initial productions in Southern California, and Poverty Row, where Newhall’s hometown hero William S. Hart’s old studio still stands today. You can also enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner with a screening of Douglas Fairbanks Technicolor feature, The Black Pirate.

“`Among the noted speakers:  Historian / archivist Stan Taffel and William Wellman Jr., an actor and son of an iconic director of Hollywood’s Golden Age. By the way, Bill Wellman Jr. owns a copy of my latest work in the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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