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Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Niles, California

The Niles Film Museum celebrate the 100th anniversary of United Artists with His Majesty The American, their first release, starring Douglas Fairbanks in what he does best, combining action and comedy with that Fairbanks smile.

Preceded by shorts:

His Double (1912, Solax) Directed by Alice Guy Blache

Stupid But Brave (1924, Tuxedo Comedies) Al St. John Read more
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Hollywood Women's Club, 1749 N LaBrea Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046

Doug Fairbanks isn't on this bill but we highly recommend you don’t miss this rare chance to see Mabel Normand in her own production that became the highest grossing film of 1918! Mabel plays Mickey, a miner's daughter who is sent East to live a privileged life, but when her aunt learns the mine is failing, Mickey is forced to become a servant.

We will be joined by author Timothy Dean Leffler, who will introduce the film and sign copies of his book, Mabel Normand: the Life and Career of a Hollywood Madcap. This book highlights Normand’s substantial, yet long overlooked contributions to film history and popular culture, tracing her life from humble beginnings on Staten Island to the heights of world superstardom.

Tickets $15; Women's Club members: $10.
Beer, wine, coffee and appetizers will be available for sale! (Cash only)
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The Retroformat‘s Musical Director, Cliff Retallick, will present a live music show and provide live musical accompaniment for the film on an antique Steinway piano.