Events | SILENT SALON - silent films and the villa organ

Los Angeles | August 10, 2013 | 8:30 PM

Harold Lloyd (c)AMPAS
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
and Villa Aurora present:


Comedian Harold Lloyd - Christoph Bull on Organ

Born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893, comedian Harold Lloyd became an icon of the silent film era by starring in Just Nuts, Girl Shy and The Freshman, among other notable films. Lloyd's popularity continued after the coming of sound, with movies including Mad Wednesday. He died on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California. Suzanne Lloyd, Harold’s Granddaughter, is hoping to attend and introduce her Grandfather to the audience.

One of the world’s most unique organ artists, equally versed in classical and popular music, Christoph Bull has performed in Europe, the United States, El Salvador, Russia and India, at venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York, the Catholic Cathedrals of Moscow, Salzburg and Saint-Denis, as well as rock clubs such as The Viper Room, The Roxy and The Whisky in Los Angeles.

He has won first and second prizes in numerous organ and songwriting competitions, including Jugend Musiziert, Chamber Music Competition of the City of Bad Dürkheim, Michael Masser Songwriting Competition, Berklee Songwriting Competition, International Organ Competition Marcello Galanti.


For the first time, the Villa gardens will be open for patrons to come early and picnic, watch the sunset and then settle into the salon for a program of comedies, by Hollywood's leading comedians. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Villa garden, followed by a sceening of silent shorts with live organ accompaniment. Grounds open and shuttle starts at 6 pm.



YOUNG MR. JAZZ – 10 min.
THE BIG IDEA – 10 min.
NEVER WEAKEN – 20 min.
NUMBER PLEASE – 30 min. (Filmed on location in Santa Monica)

Tickets are $15
Friends of Villa Aurora $5
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Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North-East of Pacific Coast Highway.
Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!


For the other Silent Salons visit our event calender.

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