The official address for the KSFF is: Kansas Silent Film Festival
P.O. Box 2032
Topeka, Kansas 66601-2032
Please thank our donors:
• Washburn University • KTWU/PBS • The Dickinson Foundation • Paul D. Post – Attorney at
The Blanche Bryden Foundation
American Pre-Sort, Inc.
TCK Trust & Financial Advisors
The Gordon W. Evans
The Sabatini Family Foundation
Mick Ranney - Footprints of Lawrence
James P. Erickson
Suzanna & John Hicks
Richard G. Alexander
Vergil Noble & Care Wallingford
An Anonymous Donor
Tortilla Jack’s Mexican
Phillip J. Figgs
An Anonymous Donor
Greg & Melodie Foreman
A T & T Foundation
Skinner Garden Stores Inc.
Richard Allen Brown
Wolfe’s Cameras, Camcorders
Barney & Marjorye Heeney
The Reuter Organ Company
Richard & Jane Bartholomew
Wilda & Hal Sandy
Dr. William Robinson
Boss Hawg’s Charitable Giving Fund – Topeka Community Foundation
Core First Bank & Trust
Dancing Goat Press
James Van Sickle & Mary Gordy
Carol & Max Yoho
Joe & Nicki Stein
Jeff & Susan Rapsis
Jeff & Cherrie Helm
Bill & Inge Beningfield
Mary A. Hall
Roy Lacoursiere, M.D.
It's not too late to help financially. KSFF, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
All donations are appreciated. Read details
Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27, 2010
Fri.: 7 p.m. -- 10 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. -- 10 p.m. White Concert Hall
on campus of Washburn University 17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas
Featuring: Denise Morrison, film commentator Live Musical Accompaniment by: Marvin Faulwell & Greg Foreman, organ
the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra Bob Keckeisen, percussion Jeff Rapsis, piano
and [new in 2009] Phil Figgs, piano
Special guest: Melissa Talmadge Cox
grand-daughter of Kansas native Buster Keaton
and wife Natalie Talmadge Keaton. Melissa is
also grand neice of silent film stars Norma Talmadge
and Constance Talmadge.
This is not Melissa's first visit to Kansas. She has
attended the Buster Keaton Celebration, a humanities
event held every September in Iola, Kansas, several times in past years.
The 2010 Kansas Silent Film Festival featured movies by Melissa's famous ancestors, and the films shown included acting members on both sides of her theatrical family.
Melissa shared personal memories of family as she helped introduce their films and talked with fans at our second annual CINEMA-DINNER, held Saturday evening before the evening movies.
February 6-March 21, 2010 The Last Great Silent Picture Show
Official Orpheum and Shubert Vaudeville photographer Orval Hixon was the premier arts and crafts photographer of the 1914-1930 eras. He opend a studio in the Biltmore Hotel, Kansas City, and photographed 1000's of theatrical and movie personalities including: Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Joan Crawford, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, Marie Dressler, Teda Bara, Baby Rose Marie, Charles Buddy Rogers, Fannie Brice and Will Rogers.
KTWU/ Channel 11 late night salute to the KSFF.Called the KTWU Comedy Collection, this 90-minute special offered a string of classic short films starring the legends of silent screen comedy and also features music scores by the musicians who perform at the KSFF on the Washburn campus. Charlie Chaplin stars in the impossibly funny short, THE RINK from 1916, Buster Keaton gets chased a lot by the COPS (1922), Will Rogers discovers that you DON'T PARK THERE (1924), the bugs go a little crazy in THE CAMERAMAN'S REVENGE (1912) and cross-eyed comic Ben Turpin becomes A HAREM KNIGHT (1926).
Marvin Faulwell and Greg Foreman performed organ music, Jeff Rapsis played piano, Bob Keckeisen added percussion and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra supplied the rest of the rousing music! The KTWU Comedy Collection,February 27, 10:30 pm on KTWU - Channel 11.1 HD. Silent comedy fans loved this showing!