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1923 to 2023

LIVE EVENT, with FREE ADMISSION for all showings

@ White Concert Hall, Washburn Univeristy, 1700 SW Jewell, Topeka, KS 66603

Fri. Feb. 24, 2023, 1:30 p.m. 
by Ben Model
Welcome & Introductions by Denise Morrison

Talk about Film: Bruce Calvert talks about the "Movie-Going Experience in the Silent Era" (30 min.)
The Covered Wagon
100th Anniversary98 min.


with Lois Wilson, Alan Hale Sr. and Ernest Torrance
—Music by
Ben Model
The Uncovered Wagon
100th Anniversary20 min.
with Paul Parrott
by the
Bill Beningfield
with Will Rogers
Music by Marvin Faulwell & Bob Keckeisen

Dinner Break @ 5:00 PM (on your own)
Feb. 24, 2023, 7:00 p.m. 
All Harold Lloyd Evening
Overture/Credits by Rodney Sauer
& Introductions by Denise Morrison
with Roscoe ('Fatty') Arbuckle, Bebe Daniels and Harold Lloyd
Music by Bill Beningfield
with Harold Lloyd (as 'Lonesome Luke')
by Bill Beningfield
Get Out & Get Under
20 min.


with Harold Lloyd
—Music by Jeff Rapsis
Safety Last
100th Anniversary73 min.
with Harold Lloyd & Mildred Davis, Bill Strother and Noah Young
Music by Rodney Sauer & Bob Keckeisen

Sat. Feb. 25, 2023, 9:00 a.m.  
by Jeff Rapsis
Welcome & Introductions by Bill Shaffer and Denise Morrison
Documentary about the discovery and excavation of the sets and props in sand dunes of Southern California after DeMille finished shooting the 1923 version of The Ten Commandments (which will be shown on Sat. Night. Produced by Peter Brosnan.)
Miles Of Smiles
100th Anniversary18 min.


with Baby Peggy
—Music by Ben Model
Restored by the Museum of Modern Art. Print courtesy of MoMA and Undercrank Productions.
Bellboy 13
100th Anniversary44 min.
with Douglas MacLean, John Steppling, Margaret Loomis, and Edgar Kennedy
Music by Jeff Rapsis & Bob Keckeisen
Restored by Undercrank Productions. Print courtesy of the Library of Congress and Undercrank Productions.

Lunch Break @ Noon (on your own)
Sat. Feb. 25, 2023, 1:00 p.m.
by Bill Beningfield
& Introductions by Denise Morrison
Intro by Lara Gabrielle
Little Old New York
100th Anniversary110 min.


with Marion Davies, Harrison Ford and Courtenay Foote
—Music by
Ben Model
Restored by Undercrank Productions.. Print courtesy of Undercrank Productions and the Library of Congress. Special thanks to Ed Lorusso.
Book Signing (Lobby) by Lara Gabrielle, author of Captain Of Her Soul: The Life of Marrion Davies
The Pilgram
100th Anniversary47 min.


with Charlie Chaplin, Edna Perviance, Syd Chaplin and Mack Swain
Music by Ben Model
A Woman of Paris
100th Anniversary82 min.
a film by Charlie Chaplin with Edna Purviance, Carl Miller and Adolphe Menjou
—Music by Rodney Sauer

Dinner Break

Special Dinner Event,
Our Fourteenth
Seating begins @ 5:15 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Speaker is Lara Gabrielle, speaking on "The Life of Marion Davies." Lara is a film writer and researcher whose work on Marion Davies has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, Air Mail, and on PBS's American Experience. Her biography, Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies, was named one of Alta Journal's top books to read this past fall, and it was included in Leonard Maltin's list of 5 new and notable books. She has spoken about Davies at film festivals and retrospectives worldwide and has served as a consultant on her life and legacy for books, dissertations, and film projects. Gabrielle lives in Oakland, CA.

— This event is by reservation only, a ticketed event. Advance tickets are on sale for $40 per seat till Feb. 20.
   Please send your check made out to: Kansas Silent Film Festival, along with the number of tickets. to P. O. Box 2032, Topeka, KS 66601-2032
   This dinner event sells out quickly so if you miss the deadline, you may still be able to pick up a ticket at 'Will Call' in the lobby of White Concert Hall on Friday night and part of Saturday.
   If you sent in a check and don't receive your tickets by the day of the event, please check at 'Will Call.'


Sat. Feb. 25, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Overture/Credits by Rodney Sauer
Welcome & Introductions by Denise Morrison
Newly restored D.W. Griffith short
Music  by
Jeff Rapsis
The Ten Commandments
100th Anniversary
136 min.
an intermission will be taken during this film's showing

Cecil B. DeMille's epic feature with Leatrice Joy, Richard Dix, Nita Naldi, Theodore Roberts, Rod LaRocque and Julia Faye
by Marvin Faulwell & Bob Keckeisen

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