High quality video of Chaplin's "A Day's Pleasure" (1919)

The Silent Hall of Fame uploaded a very nice print of Charlie Chaplin's "A Day’s Pleasure" (1919) to Archive.org. Compare it to the version on YouTube.

Here's the YouTube upload:

And Archive.org's copy is at the top of this post. Read the rest

LA Area: Silent comedies on Valentine's Day at the Cinefamily Silent Theater

Looking for something to do this Valentine's Sunday? Nothing says I love you like silence. Cinefamily is screening Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, matched with a live performance of Lindsay Benner's amazing Book of Love!

If you haven't seen a film in the Cinefamily Silent Theater, Charlie Chaplin's City Lights is a pretty fantastic choice! Lindsay Benner's Book of Love is an exceptional, hilarious interpretation of your favorite 1950s instructional videos. Lindsay keeps the audience laughing, and charms their socks off, all without saying a word! Her daredevil juggling is also phenomenal.

Give the gift of silence this Valentine's Day!

City Lights + Book of Love @ The Cinefamily Silent Theater

3:30 pm, February 14th

611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles Read the rest