Re: [Videolib] Fwd: following up Uncle Tom and his cabin

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 16:46:53 -0500

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> Lucky you. We have the Tampa Theater here that occasionally shows silents with
> Rosa Rio (92 years old) playing the organ. Last summer they showed a restored
> print of Sunset Blvd. on a Sunday afternoon. I went and was worried that too
> few people would show for a movie that has been on television and on video for
> years. After parking the car and walking toward the theater I saw hundreds of
> people lined up. It was a thrilling sight.
>
> Jerry
>
> It's outside the dates on the current webpage, but Stage Struck (1925)
> starring Gloria Swanson had a scene on a showboat where Uncle Tom's Cabin was
> going to be performed. The play iself is not shown, but there is a shot of the
> actors all in blackface waiting to go on, and the m.c. introduces them as the
> finest cast in the world or some such. (All is fictional; I hope I've
> explained it adequately.)
>
> I saw Stage Struck last weekend at the glorious San Francisco Silent Film
> Festival. The print was from George Eastman House.
> http://www.silentfilm.org/2005festival/stagestruck/schedule.htm

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Re: [Videolib] Fwd: following up Uncle Tom and his cabin

Lucky you. We have the Tampa Theater here that occasionally shows sil= ents with Rosa Rio (92 years old) playing the organ. Last summer they showed= a restored print of Sunset Blvd. on a Sunday afternoon. I went and was worr= ied that too few people would show for a movie that has been on television a= nd on video for years. After parking the car and walking toward the theater = I saw hundreds of people lined up. It was a thrilling sight.

Jerry

It's outside the dates on the current webpage, but Stage Struck (192= 5) starring Gloria Swanson had a scene on a showboat where Uncle Tom's Ca= bin was going to be performed. The play iself is not shown, but there is= a shot of the actors all in blackface waiting to go on, and the m.c. introd= uces them as the finest cast in the world or some such. (All is fictional; I= hope I've explained it adequately.)

I saw Stage Struck last weekend at the glorious San Francisco Silent= Film Festival. The print was from George Eastman House. http://www.silentfilm= .org/2005festival/stagestruck/schedule.htm

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