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Monday, January 10, 2011

Hollywood Heritage Museum

Two special events!
January 15th and February 9th
Hollywood Heritage Museum


From Janet at the museum:

Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. is with the Niles Essanay Studios with some rare slides and movies.

David Kiehn, historian for the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum will present a program of slides and movies illustrating Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson's search for the perfect location to build a movie studio.

From 1908 to 1913 he and his growing Esaanay film company traveled the state of California making movies. Find out what made Niles different, Anderson's film making style and about the people he hired along the way to help make him world famous.



Wednesday, February 9, will be on parallel Language Films of the late 1920's and early 1930's when studios didn't dub or use subtitles, however, hired different actors to do the parts and speak in French, Spanish, Italian, German and more.

It should be a very informative program. Laurel & Hardy had to speak from cue cards phonically in the different languages, however some of the other players in their shorts were given to French speaking actors, Spanish speaking actors, Italian speaking actors, etc.

For more information:
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 N. Highland Avenue
(across from Hollywood Bowl)
(free Parking in Lot D)

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