Events | SILENT SALON Screening: The Nut

Los Angeles | September 7, 2019 | 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM

Summer is upon us and so is our 6th “Silent Salon”, our annual silent film event. Bring friends and family, make it a surprise date, or entertain guests from out of town with a true L.A. experience. Enjoy a picnic in our gorgeous garden, watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean and file into our salon for silent films with Live organ and piano accompaniment.


The Nut

1921, 75 min.

Charlie (Fairbanks) has a girlfriend Estrell (De La Motte) who has a theory that if rich people would take a number of poor children into their homes each day, the environment would cause the children to grow up properly. Since Estrell does not know any of these rich people, Charlie offers to arrange a meeting. However, Charlie thinks impostors will do as well as real rich people, so first he hires some burglars and gamblers. Then he tries using dummies, but Estell is not fooled and becomes indignant. A wealthy man working as a reporter goes to investigate a report of a man dragging a body which turns out to be Charlie moving a dummy, allowing Charlie to finally meet someone rich.




Michael Mortilla started his full time career as a serious composer in 1976. He was company pianist for legendary choreographer, Martha Graham and was the last composer to work directly with her in the studio on a produced dance work. Mr. Mortilla served as Resident Composer for Theater & Dance at the University of California, on the faculty, and as Principal Musician from 1986 to 2000. His work is performed worldwide with commissions from the Library of Congress, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Turner Classic Movies, National Film Preservation Foundation, PBS, NPR, and The Catalina Island Museum, among others.

Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272  
General Admission $ 15, Members $ 10
Tickets via Brownpaper

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 5 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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