Monday, August 17, 2020 7:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET
in the One Hundredth Anniversary Screening of The Flapper (1920)
Retroformat Silent Films present Silent Movie Mondays, a biweekly silent film webcast on Youtube, featuring real-time musical accompaniment by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.
Retroformat Silent Films is proud to partner with Milestone Film & Video to present the One Hundredth Anniversary webcast of "The Flapper" (1920) starring Olive Thomas, directed by Alan Crosland, story and screenplay by Frances Marion. Next Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. PST, with live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick, hosted by Sean P. Malone, and featuring a new Q&A with Allison Anders and Michele Gouveia about their coming documentary, "Olive and Jack: The Love Story That Changed Hollywood."
When her father sends her off to a strict new school, Ginger (Olive Thomas) refuses to be tamed, in the first American film to portray the “flapper” lifestyle. Boarding school has never been more fun!
Olive Thomas (1894-1920) began her career as a model in 1914, and became a Ziegfield Girl in the Follies the following year. She went on to star in more than 20 silent films during her brief, 4-year film career. She married Jack Pickford (Mary’s little brother) in 1916 and died in Paris four years later, after ingesting mercury dichloride. Although her tragic death was ruled accidental, it became a major scandal and remains the source of much speculation.
Plus a new Q&A with Retroformat board member, legendary writer, director and producer Allison Anders and special guest, director Michele Gouveia on their coming documentary, "Olive and Jack: The Love Story That Changed Hollywood."
Also available on Facebook!
Special thanks to our friends at Milestone Video for allowing us to use the video from their DVD, "The Olive Thomas Collection."
New date to be announced.
Harold Lloyd's Safety Last in 35mm, with Suzanne Lloyd in person.
Special Kid's Matinee at 3:00 p.m.!
Evening show at 7:30 p.m. includes Harold Lloyd Home Movies!
Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43
Retroformat Silent Films and the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 will present special matinee and evening screenings of Harold Lloyd’s iconic masterpiece Safety Last!
Retroformat Silent Films will present two 35mm screenings of Harold Lloyd’s iconic comedy masterpiece Safety Last! in partnership with the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 Saturday March 28. Our special Kid’s Matinee at 3:00 p.m. will make a perfect introduction for families to silent film comedy.
At the 7:30 p.m. show, Suzanne Lloyd will narrate a special presentation of her grandfather’s home movies. Both screenings will be introduced by Ms. Lloyd, with a discussion to be moderated by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of the Foundation and Preservation Program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Live piano accompaniment will be provided at both shows by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.
Safety Last! is the original thrill-comedy by the man who invented the genre. The image of Harold Lloyd dangling from a giant clock over downtown L.A. is one of cinema’s most unforgettable moments, but that’s just one of its many delights. This screening represents a rare opportunity to see it projected in 35mm, its original format, at Hollywood’s breathtaking Legion Theater.
General admission tickets for the evening show are $25.00. Veterans, seniors and students are $20, and children under 12 are discounted at $12.50. Limited VIP tickets are available for $40.00, which includes parking, drinks, tours & more. Matinee prices are $20.00 for general admission and $12.50 for children under 12. Free parking will be available across the street in the lot adjacent to the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Tickets will be available...soon.
Your guide to Silent Film in L.A.!
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