Events | Silent Salon

Los Angeles | July 26, 2014

Still from "Won in a cupboard"

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 26 @ 8:30 p.m.

Program (curated by Michael Mortilla):

The Happy Go Luckies (1923, Paul Terry Animation, 7 min.)
Won in a Cupboard (1914, Mabel Normand directing and starring, 13. min)
The Love Charm (early two color technicolor, 10 min.)
Legal Advice (Tom Mix, 1916, 13 min.)
Andy's Stump Speech (live action comedy based on the newspaper cartoon character Andy Gump, 1916,22 min.)

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 Deparment 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.

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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