Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book and DVD signings at the 2012 Silent Film Festival

Book signings are a tradition at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. As he has for the last 17 years, local writer Thomas Gladysz has organized a wonderful program of author appearances and signings to complement this year's onscreen programs. What follows is the line-up of book and DVD signings for the 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival. All signings take place on the Castro mezzanine after the indicated film. Admittance to the signings is by Festival ticket.

The good folks at Books Inc., a Festival sponsor, along with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, will be on hand selling silent film related books and DVDs, including new releases and a few hard-to-get items you likely won't find anywhere else (or on eBay for three times the price).

Be sure and visit the Castro mezzanine while attending this year's Festival. Along with the book tables and author signings, you'll also find an silent film information table and a selection of San Francisco Silent Film Festival merchandise available for sale

Thursday, July 12

William Wellman Jr -- The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture  (Praeger) signing from 6:00-6:45

7:00 pm WINGS (1927)
William Wellman Jr -- The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture (Praeger)



Friday, July 13

10:30 am "Amazing Tales from the Archives"
William Wellman Jr -- The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture (Praeger)
Hugh Munro Neely -- his various documentary DVDs
Elaine Mae Woo -- Anna May Wong - Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend (DVD)

1:00 pm LITTLE TOYS (1933)
Richie Meyer --  related DVDs
Elaine Mae Woo -- Anna May Wong - Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend (DVD)

4:00 pm THE LOVES OF PHARAOH (1922)
Karie Bible -- Location Filming in Los Angeles (Arcadia)
Mary Mallory -- Hollywoodland (Arcadia)

7:00 pm MANTRAP (1926)
Michael Sragrow -- Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master (Pantheon) and James Agee: Film Writing and Selected Journalism (Library of America)



Saturday, July 14

10:00 am FELIX THE CAT SILENT CARTOONS (1925-1929)
Leonard Maltin & Russell Merritt -- various books

12:00 noon THE SPANISH DANCER (1923)
Emily Leider -- Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood (University of California)
Jeff Codori -- Colleen Moore: A Biography of the Silent Film Star (McFarland)

2:30 pm THE CANADIAN (1926)
Wendy Marshall -- William Beaudine: From Silents to Television (Scarecrow)
Jeff Codori -- Colleen Moore: A Biography of the Silent Film Star (McFarland)

7:00 pm PANDORA'S BOX (1929)
Thomas Gladysz -- The Diary of a Lost Girl Louise Brooks edition (PandorasBox Press)
Hugh Munro Neely -- Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (DVD)

10:00 pm THE OVERCOAT (1926)



Sunday, July 15

10:00 am THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920)
Jeffrey Vance -- Douglas Fairbanks (University of California)

12:00 noon THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK (1928)
Jack Tilmany & Gary Parks -- Theaters of the San Francisco Peninsula (Arcadia)
Karie Bible -- Location Filming in Los Angeles (Arcadia)
Mary Mallory -- Hollywoodland (Arcadia)

2:00 pm EROTIKON (1920)
Mick LaSalle -- The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses (Stanford)

4:30 pm STELLA DALLAS (1925)
Eddie Muller -- Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (St. Martin's) and other books
Leonard Maltin -- various books
John Bengtson -- Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Buster Keaton (Santa Monica) and other books

7:30 pm THE CAMERAMAN (1928)


Further information about the San Francisco Silent Film Festival can be found on our website at www.silentfilm.org. The Festival takes place at the Castro Theater July 12 – 15th.

1 comment:

  1. A little bit more on the upcoming author signings at on examiner.com at http://www.examiner.com/article/authors-everywhere-at-san-francisco-silent-film-festival

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