Denise Morrison
Denise at the pdlium
Denise is Vice President, Board of Directors, Kansas Silent Film Festival, Inc.
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Denise and Bill Shaffer
[spacer graphic]Denise Morrison
has introduced films shown at the Kansas Silent Film Festival for all eight years of the festival. She gives background, biographies of the stars and directors, and instills an enthusiasm and love of her subject in viewers.
Bob Keckeisen and Marvin FaulwellMarvin Faulwell at the organ

Marvin plays a prelude

final curtain call after Saturday night's performance
Dr. Marvin Fauwell
has played organ for the Kansas Silent Film Festival since its inception in 1997. He played many hours of organ accompaniment. On Saturday morning he was joined onstage by Bob Keckeisen, principal percussionist for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, who assisted with the accompaniment of SIMBA, an African safari film documentary made by Kansans Martin and Osa Johnson in 1928.
Brian and Susan Kevin and Charlie
Dawn and Bogie
Kevin plays cello
Dawn, Rodney and Brian
playing a prelude
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra entertained again this year. They travel from Boulder, CO, to play for the festival and share accompaniment duties with Dr. Faulwell.
Mont Alto takes a bowthe action takes place just over Kevin's shoulder

Newspaper coverage:
Topeka Capital-Journal promo
Topeka Capital-Journal review

Festival was held February 27 & 28, 2004.

[title] Eighth Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival 2004, White Concert Hall, Washburn University


[sub-title] Introductions by Denise

Denise Morrison in evening dress

[siub-title] Hours of Organ Accompaniment


[sub-title] Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
— Rodney Sauer, Susan Hall, Kevin Johnson, Brian Collins and Dawn Kramer —






[sub-title] Classic Films

Elmo Lincoln as the movies' first TARZAN grazing giraffes, SIMBA Osa Johnson fires at a charging rhino title visual, SIMBA
Ernst Lubitch's THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE Jackie Coogan as OLIVER TWIST Again, Lon Caney plays the heavy Jackie Coogan as OLIVER
Roscoe Arbuckle in drag, again--this time in THE WAITER'S BALL Gary Cooper and Colleen Moore in LILAC TIME flying ace gets shot down in WWI
Fifteen hours
of classic films from the silent era were shown. See our
2004 Program

for complete listing
of films shown.

[sub-title] Festival Staff

Conrad Froehlich, Director, Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute, Kansas Bill Shaffer is always busy on festival days Jim Rhodes helped found the festival Karl Mischler, in Topeka from New York City Alan Brehm
Conrad Froehlich, Director of the Safari Museum, Chanute, Ks , introduced SIMBA on Saturday a.m.
Bill Shaffer, President of KSFF, Inc., is often only a blur as he scurries about the facilities.
Jim Rhodes, founder of KSFF, chats with attendees. Jim is association treasurer.
Karl Mischler traveled from New York City to help us with the festival.
Alan Brehm's collection of silent film memorabilia was enjoyed by film fans.
Rick Every, projectionist Jane Bartholomew and Doug Moore Leslie Evans and Philip Figgs Marvin Faulwell and Carol Yoho
Rick Every, from Wichita, KS, poses beside his projector.
Jane Bartholomew, KSFF board member, is always in the front line of festival business. Her helper is Doug Moore. Both are from the Kansas City, MO, area.
Leslie Evans, a board member from Lawrence, KS, coordinates volunteer services. Her volunteer here is Philip Figgs, Sabetha.
Carol Yoho, a KSFF board member, (here with Marvin Faulwell) manages the KSFF web site.

[sut-title] Facilities

exterior, White Concert Hall, Washburn University, Topeka
The festival is fortunate to have the support and use of White Concert Hall on the campus of Washburn University, Topeka.
into the lobby lounge area lobby from above lobby, from ground level
White Concert Hall at evening North windows lobby light exiting the theater

[sub-title] Of Interest to Fans

memoaibilia case taking a close look at memorabilia case seen from above close up, memorabilia
silent auction looking at memorabilia show posters Vicki Slaymaker from Overland Park, KS, checks the program board. Mont Alto merchandise
Fans of silent film found a display case with samples of Alan Brehm's movie memorabilia, color display copies of films to be shown, a printed schedule, a silent auction, Mont Alto CDs, DVDs and t-shirts, a 24-page brochure with details of the 2004 festival, numerous handouts for upcoming related events, a donation box and a suggestion box where ideas will help with planning for the 2005 event.

[sub-title] Attendees

Fans wait for Friday evening showing of SPITE MARRIAGE. Count was between 700 and 800 for the Friday evening showings. Crowd stretches between Friday shorts and features.
There was good attendance for both Friday evening and all day Saturday performances at White Concert Hall
Friday evening in the theatre lobby. Saturday afternoon in the theatre lobby. Greeting tables included a donation box and a suggestion box. Doug helps Jane at the hand-outs table. Leslie and Philip greet film fans.
Louise attended from St. Paul, Minnesota. Jeff and Cherie Helm from Blue Springs, MO, have attended KSFF every year. Bill and Rodney flank Keith, from Iola, Kansas. Rick and Bill talk with Frank, attending from Arkansas.
Carol reads the lobby signs. Nicki shows off her Keaton festival pinback buttons. Friends gather and talk over movies they have just viewed. Bill and Becky Shaffer chat with Nicki.

Questions? Contact us: • P.O. Box 2032, Topeka, Kansas 66601-2032