Events | 3rd Annual SILENT SALON

Los Angeles | August 1, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Film still: "Sailor made man"

The Harold Lloyd Foundation, Flicker Alley and Villa Aurora present:


4 Nights of Picnic & Silent Film with Live Organ

Saturdays, 6/20, 7/11, 8/1 & 8/22

Summer is upon us and so is our popular summer program, celebrating the Villa’s house organ. Come early, bring friends and family and picnic in our garden overlooking the Pacific and enjoy the sunset. Then settle into the Salon for a program of comedies by Hollywood’s leading comedians.


Saturday, August 1 @ 8:00 p.m.

Curated by Suzanne Lloyd

Introduced by Cari Beauchamp
Cari Beauchamp is an award-winning historian, documentary filmmaker and author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood.  She is also the resident scholar of the Mary Pickford Foundation and will be talking about her latest book, My First Time in Hollywood: Stories from the Pioneers, Misfits and Dreamers who made the Movies.

SAILOR-MADE MAN (1924, 48 mins. Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis)

The idle son of a millionaire, Lloyd joins the Navy to proof himself worthy of marrying the girl he loves. Having landed in a harbor in the Orient, his beloved who is vacationing with her father nearby, is kidnapped by a lecherous maharajah and his hordes. The time to proof his heroism has come.

Lloyd exhibits the athletic prowess and sight gags that cemented his reputation as one of the great comedy legends of all time.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

HIGH AND DIZZY (1920, 26 mins. Directed by Hal Roach. starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis)

The film revolves around a tipsy doctor, his sleepwalking patient and love interest, and a prohibition-era police-man, who the drunk doctor and buddy want to get away from. The climactic, skyscraper-scaling scene anticipates the later Safety Last (1923)

Michael Mortilla is a composer, conductor, arranger, music director, and accompanist. In his native Manhattan, he worked with and composed for dance legend Martha Graham. For 14 years Mortilla taught music, production, and theater & dance accompaniment at the Department of Theater & Dance at UC Santa Barbara.
Michael has received numerous commissions including from The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Olympic Games Art Festival. Mortilla’s scores have been performed throughout the U.S. from the White House to the AMPAS and from Lincoln Center to the first ever broadcast of a feature over the internet (Charlie Chaplin’s “The Rink”). He plays internationally on TV and in theaters.

$ 15 General, $10 Friends of Villa Aurora members

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Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Shuttle Service starts at 5:00 p.m.on the corner of Los Liones Drive and Sunet Blvd.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Please don’t park in the Topanga State Park lot.

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