Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
7:30pm

Retroformat 2018
Live Music!
April Fools: Rediscovering Billy West and Monty Banks
Sponsored by the George Lucas Family Foundation

Billy West’s impersonation of Chaplin was so good that it drew a back-handed compliment from the star himself (“You're a damned good imitation, but that's all you are.”). See Billy as Chaplin’s Tramp in “Cupid’s Rival” (1917) and as his own character in the memorable “Don’t Be Foolish” (1922). Italian comedian Monty Banks enjoyed great success in a string of American shorts but has been unjustly neglected by history; rediscover one of his best, “A Bedroom Scandal” (1923), along with “Chasing Choo Choos” (1927) and the two-reel version of his feature PLAY SAFE, featuring one of the most thrilling chases aboard a train ever filmed!

With live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick.
130 minutes. | Screening format: 8mm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sat, Apr 14, 2018 • 7:30pm

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Sat, Mar 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, May 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
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