Silent Movies Made Musical 2023 with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
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The Friends of Music Hall presented silent films accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ live, in person in the Music Hall Ballroom on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Renowned organist and arranger Clark Wilson accompanied a collection of short silent films by Laurel and Hardy.
Joe Horine, a film historian hosted the program and lead a Q & A after the screenings.
These silent classics were shown:
Putting Pants on Phillip (1927)
Leave ‘Em Laughing (1928)
Habeas Corpus (1928)
The Finishing Touch (1928)
That’s My Wife (1929)
Organist and Arranger Clark Wilson
Since 1980 organist Clark Wilson has been one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America. A skilled arranger, he develops accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major picture palaces such as Cincinnati’s Albee Theater, the original home of Music Hall’s Mighty Wurlitzer.
Stan & Ollie
Laurel and Hardy were a British-American comedy duo during the early Classical Hollywood of American cinema, consisting of Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). Starting their career as a duo in the silent film era, they later successfully transitioned to “talkies”. From the late 1920s to the mid-1950s, they were internationally famous for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy, childlike friend to Hardy's pompous bully.
The season sponsor for the Mighty Wurlitzer concerts is Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel.
Bahl & Gaynor is proud to be a Season Sponsor of the Mighty Wurlitzer Concert Series, presented by the Friends of Music Hall.