A favorite of Hollywood Heritage members and all fans of silent movies is our ever popular "Silents Under the Stars" program each summer. The programs are located at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura. As with our silent movie programs at UCLA and at the museum, live musical accompaniment is provided by the talented Michael Mortilla.
The programs are co-sponsored by the National Park Service (the ranch is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area) and the Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage. Come early and enjoy the beautiful scenery and dramatic sunsets. Bring a picnic dinner and a flashlight (lighting is limited in the parking area).
Directions: Take the Ventura Freeway (101) to the Kanan Rd. exit south. Make a quick left at Agoura Road, then right on Cornell Road. Follow signs for the turn to Paramount Ranch on the right. For more information call (805) 370-2301 or visit our web site.
Sunday, July 15, 7:30 pm>The General (1927) written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, and starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence. Based on William Pittenger's The Great Locomotive Chase, this film is the classic comic reenactment of the battle between the north and south.
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 pmDuchess of Buffalo (1926) directed by Sidney Franklin and starring Constance Talmadge, Tullio Carminati, and Edward Martindel.
Surprise short subjects will precede each feature.