SILENT CLOWNS

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The Silent Clowns Film Series in New York City is beginning its 10th season with a program featuring silent cartoons on Sunday, October 8 at 2pm in the auditorium of the New-York Historical Society. Cartoons scheduled include Fleischer’s Koko the Clown in KOKO’S EARTH CONTROL (above left), Winkler’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in SICK CYLINDERS (above right), Sullivan/Messmer’s Felix the Cat in TWO LIP TIME, plus a live re-creation of Windsor McCay’s GERTIE THE DINOSAUR vaudeville act. All cartoons are scheduled to have live piano accompaniment. It’s not often there’s an opportunity to see films like this on a big screen with an audience and live music in the New York area, so one hopes a good turnout will encourage them to schedule more cartoons.(Thanks, Russell Handelman)