Events | Silent Salon

Los Angeles | July 12, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Still from "An Eastern Westerner"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Villa Aurora present: 2nd Annual Silent Salon

featuring the Villa Aurora Pipe Organ

4 Nights of Picnic & Film

Our popular summer program SILENT SALON is back!
Once again, we will celebrate the Villa Aurora pipe organ, and open our gardens 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.

Saturday, July 12 @ 8:30 p.m.
DEAN MORA on Organ

Program (curated by Suzanne Lloyd):

His Royal Slyness (1920, 21:39 min.)
Ask Father (1919, 13:00 min.)
An Eastern Westerner (1920, 23:42)
Never Weaken (1921, 29:10 min.)

Comedian Harold Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893. He 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.

Dean Mora was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied theatre organ with the legendary Gaylord Carter, learning all the tricks and techniques needed to effectively accompany silent films, which he did for six years at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood.
Dean has performed in venues such as the Orpheum Theatre (Los Angeles), Copley Hall (San Diego), Fox Theatre (Hanford, CA). In addition, he has also performed at film festivals in various locales, including The Roger Ebert Film Festival in Champaign, IL, the UCLA Film Archives Series, The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Academy in Beverly Hills, CA, and the Silent Movie Film Festival in Osaka, Japan. He leads a big band (Dean Mora & His Orchestra), playing dance music of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Location: Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272 Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle starts at 5 pm on Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

The grounds open at 5 pm

Tickets are $15; Friends of Villa Aurora $10

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