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Friends of Cinecon Classic Film Festival has announced some titles.



Website is:  http://www.cinecon.org/


Travelin' On (1922) William S. Hart, Jim Farley, Ethel Grey Terry, Brinsley Shaw, Mary Jane Irving 10500251_10152302666619545_4520724052066

 (photo below) East Is West (1922) - Constance Talmadge, Edmund Burns, E.Alyn Warren, Warner Oland.North American premiere of a brand new restoration by the EYE Institute of the Netherlands 10402622_10152302646304545_8817234331584

Court-Marshall (1928) - Jack Holt, Betty Compson, Pat Harmon, Doris Hill (a Restoration from the Museum of Modern Art) 10442982_10152302649914545_9952570001021

(BELOW) Human Cargo (1936) Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy, Alan Dinehart, Ralph Morgan, Rita Hayworth 10469324_10152302655319545_7219992753941

The Baroness and the Butler (1938) William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Joseph Schildkraut.10329214_10152302653979545_3849373805840

The Night Before the Divorce (1942) Lynn Bari, Mary Beth Hughes, Joseph Allen Jr, Nils Asther10505624_10152302656774545_2252616797170


It's not too late to suggest films for this years show but the window of opportunity is closing fast so do it now.

Cinecon Classic Film Festival, Inc.     e-mail:  cineconinfo@earthlink.net
  Write to:  CINECON   3727 W. Magnolia Boulevard, # 760, Burbank, CA 91505


Cinecon is highly regarded among film fans for screening the rare and unusual films of the silent and early sound era—films that seldom get seen on a big screen. Cinecon combs the major film archives and Hollywood studio vaults to select often forgotten gems that deserve a fresh look and reappraisal. At Cinecon there is something for everyone—comedy, drama, musicals, Westerns. We show the latest restorations—and some one-of-a-kind rarities.


All films will be shown at Grauman's Egyptian Theater at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, most in 35mm. Silent films feature live musical accompaniment. For a full list of films with screening times please check out our schedule page.


Become a Cinecon Volunteer!

Stella Grace is our dedicated volunteer coordinator, and she’d love to hear from you and put your talents to the service of the Society for Cinephiles.

Drop Stella a line at PO Box 23402, Providence RI 02903 or   e-mail her at stella1@cox.net

Join the Big Parade and become a Cinecon Volunteer!


Taking place in the heart of Hollywood, Cinecon is a five-day celebration of film featuring screenings, celebrity guests, and one of the best movie memorabilia shows in the country. Next Labor Day weekend, beginning Thursday night, August 28 and continuing through Monday afternoon, September 1, film fans attending the show will be treated to nearly fifty rare features and shorts, and have an opportunity to purchase rare stills, posters and other collectibles.

CASABLANCA and GONE WITH THE WIND? Great movies, but you won’t see them at Cinecon. We specialize in running rare, unusual and unjustly forgotten movies from the silent and early sound era. Most films are screened in 35mm and silent films include live piano accompaniment. Cinecon is truly 7th Heaven for Cinephiles who have seen nearly everything TCM and AMC have to offer.

For nearly fifty years, Cinephiles from across the nation and around the world have come together over Labor Day weekend to celebrate the movies.


Cinecon screenings take place at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. The historic Egyptian theater was renovated and restored in 1998 by the American Cinematheque group. They managed to maintain the historic integrity   of the theater while installing state of the art projection and sound equipment making it the optimum venue for all formats of film.


We Can't Have Everything, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and set in a movie studio with Tully Marshall doing a parody of DeMille, is one of thousands of American silent films that are not known to survive in any archive or private collection.

Part of the reason for this loss is the volatile nature of the silver nitrate film stock used by the film industry before 1950. When stored improperly the film will begin to decompose. Over time the emulsion (top layer of film) will bubble up and separatebadfilmstrip.jpg from the film base in random splotches and the photographic images will be lost. If left unchecked the film will continue to decompose until, in its final state, it becomes a fine brown powder that is highly flammable. Even when stored properly there is still a risk of nitrate deterioration. Many film archives are in a race to catch these films in time and preserve them for future generations to enjoy. But some films are lost simply because there is not enough money to complete the sometimes costly process of restoring them.

Cinecon is a strong advocate of film preservation and has made a number of grants over the years to institutions like the UCLA Film and Television Archive, National Film Preservation Foundation, Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress, American Film Institute and the George Eastman House to aid the cause, and we are very pleased to say that some of our members have made individual contributions to these institutions as well. As part of our program every year we screen recently restored films and invite the preservationists to come and discuss their work.


Some films that Cinecon has helped to preserve through its contributions are His Glorious Night (1929) the notorious early talkie that is said to have destroyed John Gilbert's movie career, Lena Rivers (1915) a rare early feature by actress Beulah Pointer who had earlier adapted the famed novel for the stage, Bud's Recruit (1918) an unusual example of director King Vidor's earliest surviving screen work, and Wild Bill Hickok (1923) William S. Hart's long unseen Western, for which Cinecon paid to make a screening print.


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