The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Villa Aurora present:|
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.
The grounds open at 6 pm. Shuttle service starts at 6 pm at the corner of Sunset and Los Liones.
There is no parking at Villa Aurora.
Program: (curated by Suzanne Lloyd)
Dean Mora on Organ
HAROLD LLOYD in
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.
Villa Aurora (View)
520 Paseo Miramar
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|