Events | SILENT SALON - silent films and the villa organ

Los Angeles | August 24, 2013 | 8:30 PM

Charles Chaplin - Tillies Punctured Romance (c)AMPAS


The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
and Villa Aurora present:


Chaplin at Keystone – Dean Mora on Organ

Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett’s Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its performers by name, standees of Chaplin's likeness outside theatres sufficed to attract audiences. Some of the films, especially Tillie's Punctured Romance, remained in theatrical distribution for decades.
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.


MABEL’S MARRIED LIFE – 14:38 w/Mabel Normand and Roscoe Arbuckle, directed by Mack Sennett
THE ROUNDERS – 13:15 – Chaplin and Arbuckle
THE MASQUERADER – 12:21 – Behind the Scenes in a Movie Studio
DOUGH AND DYNAMITE – 28:29 – Chaplins most popular Keystone, last three all directed by Chaplin.

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!

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