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    PAST MEETINGS JOURNAL

    FEBRUARY 15TH 2018

    JACK BENNY BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

    HOLLYWOOD REVUE OF 1929

    DENNIS DAY & DON WISON AS L&H

    DARLA HOOD "MY GANG COMEDY"

    HISTORY OF BENNY

    GETTING TO KNOW YOU DUET

    THEIR FIRST MISTAKE

    PERFECT DAY

    BACON GRABBERS

    DECEMBER 14TH 2017

    LAUREL & HARDY'S LAUGHING 20'S

    OCTOBER 19TH 2017

    CHARLEY CHASE "TELL 'EM NOTHING"

    THE LIVE GHOST

    JUNE 8TH 2017

    CHUCK MCCANN AND JIM MAC GEORGE NIGHT

    FEATURING THEIR KODAK FILM TRIBUTE

    "THE DANCING MASTERS"

    FEBRUARY 9TH 2017

    "THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN"

    NIGHT OWLS

    PERFECT DAY

    APRIL 14TH 2017

    "BONNIE SCOTLAND"

    "HASTY MARRIAGE"

    OCTOBER 20TH 2016

    CHARLEY CHASE NIGHT

    THE STING OF STINGS

    MR. BRIDE

    TEACHERS PEST

    THEM THAR HILLS

    HOG WILD

    WILD POSES

    JUNE 9TH  2016

    A CHUMP AT OXFORD

    KILL OR CURE

    THE GHOSTS OF HOLLYWOOD

    APRIL 14TH  2016

    PARDON US

    VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY

    JACK BENNY SCREEN SNAPSHOTS

    HELPMATES

    FEBRUARY 11th 2016

    FILMS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JON MIRSALIS

    ALL PRINTS ARE 16MM PRINT DOWNS FROM 35MM

    LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT BY JON MIRSALIS

    The Second 100 Years
    You're Darn Tootin'
    The Tin Ghost
          A Pair Of Tights    

    &

     THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY - The Restoration  

    DECEMBER 10TH 2015
            "BIG BUSINESS"
              "MEN O' WAR"
        "COUNTY HOSPITAL"
            "HI NEIGHBOR!"
         plus a RARE one-of-a-kind film reel that has a connection to HI NEIGHBOR!
                  and a classic cartoon

    October 23rd. 2015

    Back home at the Barn

    Laurel & Hardy Prevues

    Our Gang in Hook And Ladder

    Charley Chase in Innocent Husbands

    Stan & Babe in Saps At Sea

    June 11th. 2015

    Hollywood Woman's Club

    Angora Love (1929) - with the Original Vitaphone Score

    Laughing Gravy (1931)

    The Chimp (1932) - Billy Gilbert's former personal print

    April 9th. 2015

    Hollywood Legion Post 43

    THELMA TODD NIGHT

    Unaccustomed As We Are

    Chickens Come Home

    The Devil's Brother

    February 12, 2015
    Our  Valentines meeting is strictly a love affair for both the music and  comedy of classic films. This month we pay tribute to the inspired  contributions of the inimitable T. Marvin Hatley who provided the  immortal Theme Song for which the Boys are know the world over. Marvin  Hatley's family will be in attendance for some old chestnuts and few  little acorns that many of us had never seen before.

    All presentations screened from 16mm film prints!

    Our  February Meeting is a Tribute to the man who gave us the Laurel &  Hardy Theme Song. T. Marvin Hatley's family will be in attendance. Film  program includes BLOCKHEADS (1938) which Hatley received an Oscar  nomination - Our Gang in MIKE FRIGHT (1934) - Charley Chase in THE  TABASCO KID (1932) both shorts feature Hatley in the cast.

    The evening's bill of fare includes:
    "BLOCKHEADS" (1938)
    For which Hatley received an OSCAR nomination.

    "MIKE FRIGHT" (1934)
    An Our Gang gem the never fails to entertain, especially when T. Marvin Hatley makes his appearance.

    "THE TABASCO KID" (1932)
    A Charley Chase charmer also featuring Hatley in the cast!

    Film Program from our
    Sons of the Desert 
    meeting
    December 11, 2014

    In a Holiday mood? HOLLYWOOD PARTY ladles out a healthy serving of Yuletide cheer from the Hal Roach Studios
    punch bowl. All presentations screened from 16mm film prints.

    Our evening's selections included:

    "TWO TARS" (1928)
    On leave from the Navy, the Boys try to enjoy their furlough but with typical disastrous results.
    One of THE quintessential Laurel & Hardy silents — also one of the best of that bygone era.

    "DO DETECTIVES THINK" (1927)
    Sleuths Stan and Ollie are on the case as Judge James Finlayson has been threatened by the man he convicted.
    This film is the first in which the Boys appear with their trademark derby hats.

    "BARNUM & RINGLING, INC.'" (1929)
    One of the last Our Gang silents, the kids decide to enter their pets in a hotel contest. This film will be
    accompanied with the original Vitaphone score that audiences heard at the time of its release to first run
    houses that were equipped to show films with the early synchronized audio.

    "CALL OF THE CUCKOO'" (1927)
    An all star Hal Roach comedy starring Max Davidson and featuring Charley Chase, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
    One of the funniest comedies to come out of the "Lot of Fun".

    "SUGAR DADDIES'" (1927)
    An early Laurel & Hardy film that doesn't yet feature them as the team we know and love. James Finlayson is Cyrus
    Brittle, with Stan as his lawyer and Ollie as his butler — both trying to help Fin out of a marital jam.

    PLUS A RARE CARTOON GEM FROM THE SILENT ERA!

    Film Program from our
    Sons of the Desert 
    meeting
    October 2, 2014

    In a Halloween mood! HOLLYWOOD PARTY took a semi-spooky trip to Hal Roach Studios. All presentations screened
    from 16mm film  prints.

    Our evening's selections included:

    "PUBLIC GHOST" (1936)
    Charley Chase in one of his last Hal Roach shorts as he tries to wee lovely Joyce Compton yet remain in the good
    graces of her father Clarence Wilson.

    "GOING BYE BYE" (1934)
    In an effort to get out of town in a hurry, our intrepid heroes agree to bring Mae Bush along for the ride.

    "READIN' AND WRITIN'" (1932 - UNCUT)
    Fed up with school, Breezy comes up with a plan to get himself expelled. Featuring Stymie, Wheezer, Dorothy, Pete
    he Pub, and everybody's favorite teacher Mrs. Crabtree (June Marlowe).
    * [A few minutes were edited out of the Little Rascals television package back in 1971 owing to derogatory African
    American references and a few other scenes were deemed to simply be in bad taste. Please note those scenes remain
    in this UNCUT version.]

    "BEAU HUNKS" (1931)
    Stan Laurel proclaimed this to be his favorite Laurel & Hardy short.
    The Boys join the Foreign Legion to help Babe forget his love (revealed in a photograph as Jean Harlow). Harlow, in
    appreciation to her former boss, permitted Roach to utilize her photo here at no charge in this four-reel featurette.

    Into the evening's mix was a classic cartoon short.  "TRICK OR TREAT, KIDS!"

    June 13th. 2013
     

    " STAN LAUREL, THE CHARMER "  (1982)
     A French documentary on Stan.
    Another Fine Mess (1930)
    Scram! (1932)

    WHAT'S THE LINEUP?
    Film Program from April 11, 2013
    Sons of the Desert 
    meeting

    The Party was most definitely on!

    Our  pre-feature selection contains\ed so many delectable tidbits, we barely  had time for prizes and the feature. Much to the delight of the crowd,  Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, and Porky made and appearance.
    "THE BEST OF LAUREL & HARDY" (1967)
    This  rarely seen feature length compilation contained many sequences from  classic Laurel & Hardy shorts and features made at the Hal Roach  Studios.

    Again, a marvelous turnout and mucho delight was enjoyed by all.

    Film Program from Feb. 14, 2013
    Sons of the Desert 
    meeting
    Our  Valentines meeting was strictly a love affair for classic films which  included some vintage treasures for you. Some old chestnuts and few  little acorns that many of us had never seen before.

    "THAT'S MY WIFE" (1929)
    Featuring the Original 1929 Vitaphone synchronized score that only theaters equipped to play early sound could offer.

    "OLIVER THE EIGHTH" (1934)
    This print originally came from the collection of Lois Laurel Hawes.

    "HEARTS ARE TRUMPS" (1937)
    A  claymation remake of an Our Gang Comedy with the Original Soundtrack.  The ultimate Valentine's Day short subject from Hal Roach.

    "ON THE LOOSE" (1931)
    An old Film Classics print of Thelma Todd and Zazu Pitts featuring some wonderful scenes of the old Venice Pier.

    "DON'T LOOK NOW" (1936)
    Warner Bros. classic cartoon.

    Special Bonus Short:

    "BILLY GILBERT'S WEDDING HOME MOVIES"
    Screened for the FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC!! Featured appearances by Charley Chase, Jack Oakie, Joe Penner, and more!
    Shortly after our meeting this film was donated to the Motion Picture Academy so was many folks' ONLY CHANCE to see it!

    December 13th  2012
    BELOW ZERO - L&H
    THERE AIN'T NO SANTA CLAUS - Charley Chase silent
    THE FIXER UPPERS - L&H
    BIG BUSINESS - L&H
    THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL - Columbia Color Rhapsody (have an IB Tech)
    BEDTIME WORRIES - Our Gang
    LAUGHING GRAVY - L&H
    Don't Get Nervous - 1941 private film written and directed by Billy Gilbert

    The lineup from our first meeting at the Lasky-DeMille Barn: October 11th. 2012

    A clip from "Hollywood Party" (1934)
    (With Lupe Welez)

    "Towed In a Hole" (1932)
    (Billy Gilbert's nephew was in attendance)

    Trailers for "A Chump at Oxford"
    and "Saps at Sea" (1940)

    A Scrappy cartoon "Movie Struck" (1933)
    (With L&H and more)

    "Wrong Again" (1929)
    (With the original 1929 Vitaphone score)

    "The Kid From Borneo" (1933)

    "Our Wife" (1931)

    * All films were projected from
    gorgeous 16mm prints.

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