Garbo and Gilbert in FLESH AND THE DEVIL
William S. Hart in HELL'S HINGES
Charlie Chaplin rode along to the festival
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Festival credits, accompanied by Marvin Fauwell
Kansas Silent Film Festival logo
Dr. Marvin Fauwell, Organ Accompaniment
Denise Morrison,  Film Commentator
Susan Marchant, Festival Committee
Bill Shaffer, Festival Committee
Jane Bartholomew, Festival Committee
Rcik Every, Projectionist
Jim Rhodes, Father of this festival and committee member
Event review is below.
2003 Kansas Silent Film Festival
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A staff of great talent, and not afraid of hard work, tackles the task of bringing
the Seventh Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival to Topeka.

Bill played "guest" drum with Mont AltoBill Shaffer organized, fundraised, and acquired filmsSusan Marchant was Business Manager for the festivalFestival began as brain-child of Jim Rhodes, shown here with SusanJane Bartholomew, Committee member from Kansas City, helps in any way she can. Shown here with Karl Mischler, a fan from NYC.Jim and Bill

Denise explained about history and people involved in making films shown Denise Morrison, from Kansas City, KNOWS film Denise, in evening attire, was festival hostess Marvin Fauwel, from the Kansas City area, has played organ at all 7 Kansas Silent Film Festivals Marvin and Mary Fauwell

 Rodney Sauer is concert master and orchestra coordinator Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, from Louisville, Colorado. Left to right: Mark Hyams, Susan Hall,  Rodney Sauer, Brian Collins, Kevin Johnson.
View from Mont Alto's corner of the stage
poster of 2003 schedule
 Rick Every is Festival Projectionist
  Rick is from Wichita

 Film memorabilia collector Alan Brehm and his wife, Paula Moviegoers enjoyed seeing pertinents parts of Alan's collection
Memoribilia display as seen from balcony stairs
See also Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

White Concert Hall on Washburn University campus, Topeka, Kansas provides an ideal setting for festival friends to meet and enjoy watching movies with live musical accompaniment.

lobby staircase crowd milling in the lobby Hosts welcome film fans Kansas Silent Film Festival depends on volunteers to help Jim serves as greeter to those entering this free event. Seating inside the concert hall is comfortable.

Two young fans watch the action from the White Concert Hall balcony staircase. Nicki and Joe, avid movie-lovers, check their schedule for the next event. Marge and Stuart discuss film comedy. Louise Langberg from St. Paul, MN / Frank and Keith also attend the Buster Keaton Celebration each fall in Iola, Kansas.
See: Buster Keaton

Topeka newspaper coverage: About Louise Brooks
Thief of BagdadEvent Review

Charlie Chapline rides in Susans VW Beetle Susan Marchant invited Charlie Chaplin to ride with her to the festival. The Gold Rush was shown on Friday night.
See 2003 Program


Feb. 28 & Mar. 1