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UCLA FESTIVAL OF PRESERVATION

alfalfaEvery two years the UCLA Film and Television Archives opens it’s vaults and presents it’s latest restorations to the public in a gala program called “The Festival Of Preservation”. The 12th edition of this incredible film series runs from July 22nd through August 21st, mainly at the James Bridges theatre in Melnitz Hall on the UCLA Campus.Relevant to us, however, is the bounty of restored animation showcased during the festival. Opening night (7/22) “Paths Of Glory”will preceeded by a restored version of George Pal’s anti-war Puppetoon TULIPS SHALL GROW (1942). On the following Sunday night (7/25) a restoration of the Max Fleischer Color Classic A CARTUNE PORTRAIT (1937) will screen preceeeding “Penny Serenade”.A previously lost Toonerville Trolley cartoon, TOONERVILLE’S BOOZEM FRIENDS (1921), will preceed a double bill “The Roaring Road” and Harold Lloyd’s A Sailor-Made Man.But the big day for us animation historians is Sunday August 1st at 2pm: A TREASURY OF SILENT ANIMATION. This program will include rare animation by Hugh Harman and Ub Iwerks, Earl Hurd and Lyman Howe, and “lost” subjects by pioneers Emile Cohl and Max Fleischer as well as surviving fragments by Paul Terry and J. Stuart Blackton. A partial list of the program includes:koko

&#149 THEATRE DE HULA HULA (1917)
&#149 LES METAMORPHOSES COMIQUES (1912) Directed by Emile Cohl
&#149 INDOOR SPORTS (1921) Animation: William C. Nolan.
&#149 JOYS AND GLOOMS (1921) Animation: John C. Terry.
&#149 FELIX THE CAT WEATHERS THE WEATHER (1926)
&#149 SICK CYLINDERS (1926) An “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” cartoon.
&#149 THE WANDERING TOY (1928) “Lyman H. Howe’s Hodge-Podge.”
&#149 JIMMY GETS THE PENNANT (1917)
&#149 KOKO PACKS UP (1925) Directed by Dave Fleischer
&#149 DEEP SEA DIVING (1925) Red Seal Pictures.
&#149 ANIMATED HAIR CARTOON, NO. 21 (1927) Directed by Sid Marcus.
&#149 A MODERN MOTHER GOOSE (1924) Issue No. 1 of the Fleischer “Funshop” series.
&#149 KOKO’S QUEST(1927) Directed by Dave Fleischer.&#149 And surviving segments from films known and unknown, including early Vitagraph subjects, “Bobby Bumps,” “Aesop’s Film Fables,” “Mutt and Jeff” and other cartoon series.

This program is presented by Hugh M. Hefner and introduced by UCLA Archivist Jere Guldin.Do not miss this event! The live action films ain’t bad either. Check out the entire schedule HERE.