Harry Langdon, Sr.
This Saturday Night, January 20, 2018, Harry Langdon, Jr. will join Author Gabriella Oldham, who will be speaking on her biography of silent comedian Harry Langdon. One of Langdon Sr.'s films, "Remember When" will be shown.
Ms. Oldham will also be signing her books which will be for sale at the Museum Store. 7:30 Saturday evening, The Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA (across from the Hollywood Bowl.)
Musical accompaniment for the evening will be provided by Scott Lasky of the Famous Players Orchestra. Tickets for Hollywood Heritage Members are $7.50 and General $15.00. To purchase please click here and be redirected to Brownpaper Tickets. To purchase at the door, please call the Hollywood Heritage Museum: directly at (323) 874-4005.
An Evening with the Author: Gabriella Oldham
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Hollywood Heritage, Inc. will be presenting a special "Evening with the Author: Gabriella Oldham" on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30PM. The program will include a lecture, film clips and sales of the new book Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy", published by The University Press of Kentucky.
Among silent film comedians, three names stand out-Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd-but Harry Langdon indisputably deserves to sit among them as the fourth "king." In films such as "The Strong Man" (1926) and "Long Pants" (1927), Langdon parlayed his pantomime talents, expressive eyes, and childlike innocence into silent-era stardom. This in-depth biography, which features behind-the-scenes accounts and personal recollections compiled by Langdon's late wife, provides a full and thoughtful picture of this multifaceted entertainer and his meteoric rise and fall.
Authors' Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon explore how the actor developed and honed his comedic skills in amateur shows, medicine shows, and vaudeville. Together they survey his early work on the stage at the turn of the twentieth century as well as his iconic routines and characters. They also evaluate the early sound period, including his decision to part ways with director Frank Capra. Despite his dwindling popularity following the introduction of talkies, Langdon persevered and continued to perform in theater, radio, and film-literally until his dying day-leaving behind a unique and brilliant body of work.
Featuring never-before-published stories and photos from his immediate family, this biography is a fascinating and revealing look at an unsung silent film giant. Ms. Oldham will be signing books following a special screening of film highlights from the career of Harry Langdon presented by historian Stan Taffel.
The Hollywood Heritage Museum is located at:
2100 N. Highland Ave.,
Hollywood, CA 90068
Adjacent to the Hollywood Bowl, plenty of parking
At-A-Glance:Tickets for Hollywood Heritage Members are $7.50 and General Admission is $15.00.
To purchase please click here
Saturday, January 20, 2018
2100 North Highland Ave.,
Hollywood, CA 90068
For more information, please call: (323) 874-4005
Or visit the Hollywood Heritage Museum online at: www.hollywoodheritage.org
Contact for Harry Langdon, Jr:
Entertainment News, Silent Film Enthusiasts, Fans of Harry Langdon Sr., Book Signing, Author Gabriella Oldham, Literary News, University Press of Kentucky, Photographer Harry Langdon, Jr. Lasky DeMille Barn, and Hollywood Royalty.