Mostly Lost 5 Screening – “Bride’s Play” and “Bell Boy 13”

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  • Price: $10.00
  • Date: Sat, Jun 18, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Halsey Auditorium
  • Location: State Theatre
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The Library of Congress in cooperation with the State Theatre present a silent film double feature of “Bride’s Play” (1922) and “Bell Boy 13” (1923) with musical accompaniment by Ben Model.

The Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus presents “Mostly Lost 5: A Film Identification Workshop” on June 16-18, 2015 in Culpeper, Virginia. “Mostly Lost” features the screenings of unidentified, under-identified or misidentified silent and early sound films. Film historians, scholars and fans from all over the world convene to help the unknown regain their identity. As has become tradition the closing night’s screenings are held at the State Theatre and are open to the public ($10 admission).

“Bride’s Play” (1922) This is the first screening of the newly preserved Marion Davies vehicle that Hearst released under his own production company. The plot revolves around an Irish tradition of a bride making a round of the guests at the wedding and asking each man in turn if he is the one she loves the best. Everything changes when the man she truly loves appears. Directed by George Terwilliger. Starring, Marion Davies, John B. O’Brien, and Wyndham Standing.

“Bell Boy 13” (1923) Harry Elrod is a happy young man who looks forward to marrying his sweetheart and coming into his inheritance. His uncle attempts to match him with other less appealing marriage prospects and then disinherits Harry when he is not interested. Harry takes a job at a hotel as a bell hop which causes much chaos to ensue. Directed by William Seiter. Starring Douglas MacLean, Margaret Loomis, and John Steppling.

The lobby will open at 6:30 p.m. with a number of book authors and DVD/BluRay distributors on site with items available for purchase.

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