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: Harald Lloyd
Christoph Bull on Organ.
IN PERSON: SUZANNE LLOYD and curator of the program RANDY HABERKAMP (AMPAS)
Born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893, comedian Harold Lloyd 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.
Young Mr. Jazz 10 min.
The big idea 10 min.
Never weaken 20 min.
Number please 30 min. (Filmed on location in Santa Monica).
One of the world's most unique organ artists, equally versed in classical and popular music, Christoph Bull has performed in Europe, the United States, El Salvador, Russia and India. He is the winner of numerous organ and songwriting competitions, including Jugend Musiziert, Michael Masser Songwriting Competition, Berklee Songwriting Competition and the International Organ Competition Marcello Galanti.
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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