PICNIC & SILENT SALON featuring the Villa Aurora Pipe Organ
This summer, Villa Aurora will celebrate its pipe organ, and the sponsors who helped restore it to glory. 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, with live organ accompaniment.
Featured Comedian: Max Lindner
Dean Mora on Organ.
Max Linder predated and influenced Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, or Harold Lloyd by several years, and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic style of silent slapstick comedy. He debuted in French theater in 1905, but quickly became an enormously famous and successful film comedian on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to his character "Max," a top-hatted dandy. (Source: Michael Brooke )
Max takes a picture 13:06
Love's surprises 6:15
Troubles of a grass widower 9:51
Max sets the style 13:11
Excerpt from "Be my wife" (1921 Feature) 13:11
Courtesy of Film Preservation Associates and David Shepard
Dean Mora was born and raised in Los Angeles; his interest in pre-WWII America was forged early on as a child. After he received his Bachelor of Music, at CSU Northridge, Dean was offered the job of accompanying silent films at the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood, where he worked for 6 years accompanying over 200 movies.
Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. for picnic
NO PARKING at Villa Aurora
Shuttle starts @ 6:30 p.m. from LOS LIONES DRIVE. north of PCH off of SUNSET BLVD.
More information @ www.villa-aurora.org
Photo Credit: Courtesy of AMPAS
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520 Paseo Miramar
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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