I took a break from creating names and writing about names to write about something else I care about: silent film.
Read “CITY LIGHTS: The Little Tramp Meets the Orchestra.” It’s about Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 silent masterpiece and what was involved in bringing it to Oakland’s Art Deco Paramount Theatre for one night only, with live accompaniment by the Oakland Symphony.
Virginia Cherrill and Charlie Chaplin in City Lights. © Roy Export Company, courtesy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival
The story—which has lots of fun extras, including a clip from City Lights and a reproduction of the original 1931 pressbook—is my first published piece for the delightful EatDrinkFilms, whose publisher, Gary Meyer, is the co-founder of the Landmark movie chain and the founder of the Telluride Film Festival. The man knows his movies, and it was an honor to work with him.
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