Latest from Janet Hoffmann with Hollywood Hertiage:
April 2, 2011
The Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage Celebrates 25 Years
Saturday April 2nd starting 1:30 p.m.
THE INNOCENCE OF RUTH (1916) – Starring Viola Dana and Edward Earle, directed by John H. Collins, produced for the Edison Co. Dana stars as an orphan who ends up torn between the man she loves and an unscrupulous businessman. Print courtesy of the Library of Congress
THE VEILED ADVENTURE (1919) – Starring Constance Talmadge and Harrison Ford, directed by Walter Edwards, produced for the Select Pictures Corp. Talmadge and Ford star as a young couple whose attempts to get married re thwarted when she finds a gray veil in his overcoat setting off a series of misadventures.
THE FORBIDDEN CITY (1918) – Starring Norma Talmadge and Thomas Meighan, directed by Sidney Franklin, produced for Select Pictures Corp. Talmadge stars in a duel role, as the daughter of a Chinese Mandarin who secretly marries an American and their daughter who is later raised in the emperor’s harem.
A DASH THROUGH THE CLOUDS (1912) – Starring Mabel Normand and directed by Mack Sennett, this one-reel Biograph film served as a blueprint for the films they would later make at Keystone. Mabel is an aviation enthusiast who rescues her suitor from an angry mob with the help of an airplane.
ELLA CINDERS (1926) – Starring Colleen Moore and Lloyd Hughes, directed by Alfred E. Green, produced for First National Pictures. Moore stars as a young Hollywood hopeful who tries to become a movie star in an attempt to win her boyfriend’s attention in this comedy based on the comic strip, “Ella Cinders.”
April 13, 2011
Birthday Tribute to Charlie Chaplin
A Birthday Tribute to Charlie Chaplin featuring The Gentleman Tramp (documentary) IN PERSON: Writer and director, Richard Patterson
In the 21st century, Charlie Chaplin is still one of the most universally recognized symbols in motion picture history. His unparalleled career stands as a benchmark for all who follow. The Hollywood Heritage Museum honors the immortal Tramp with an evening of rare film and artifacts on display in our lobby.
In 1975, filmmaker Richard Patterson produced a documentary on Charles Chaplin which was the first such film that included scenes from later films including City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight and others. It also contains footage of Chaplin from decades worth of newsreels, home movies and footage taken of him at his home in Vevey in 1974. He is the only person who had full access to Charlie and Oona and was able to film them at their home.
The Gentleman Tramp is one of the finest documentaries on Chaplin and is not a talking heads testimonial. Rather, it unfolds Charlie’s personal life in pictures and story through the use of transcripts, film sequences, news articles, memorabilia and all in the space of seventy eight minutes. Its visual style and swift pace makes it one of the best and most entertaining film documentaries you’re likely to see. Nominated for a Golden Globe, this is the first public screening in decades.
Hosted by three-time Emmy award winner and Hollywood Heritage board member Stan Taffel, this is one night you won’t soon forget. There will be some surprise film screened as well from Mr. Taffel’s Chaplin archive.
To learn more contact:
Hollywood Heritage Museum
Lasky-DeMille Barn 2100 N. Highland Avenue
(Across from the Hollywood Bowl) Free Parking