Oct. 18, 2001

American Cinematheque Presents...

Egyptian Theatre 79th Anniversary Celebration!

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours!

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Thursday, October 18 – 7:00 PM

Please join us to celebrate the 79th birthday of the Egyptian Theatre (which opened October 18th, 1922), starting with a special "Lillian Gish Slide-Show Presentation" by James Frasher, who was Ms. Gish’s personal manager and close friend for the last 25 years of her life. This narrated slide presentation from Frasher’s private collection recounts the story of her legendary Hollywood career and their travels around the world.

Followed by a Restored 35 mm. Print of ROMOLA, 1924, 106 min. Directed by Henry King (12 O’CLOCK HIGH), this lushly romantic medieval saga stars Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Ronald Colman and William Powell. Based on the novel by George Elliot and filmed on magnificent sets in Florence, Italy, ROMOLA is what the silent film epic was all about – great stars in grand storybook roles. William Powell plays an unscrupulous nobleman in the age of the Medicis, who seduces peasant girl Tessa (Dorothy Gish), marries scholar’s daughter Romola (Lillian Gish), and causes havoc by his bad behavior until he finally gets his well-deserved come-uppance. ROMOLA was the final film of 23 pictures the Gish sisters made together.

There will be a birthday cake and beverage reception BEFORE the presentation.

Silent film with live organ accompaniment by Dennis James. Event sponsored by Packard Humanity Institute.

[Special Ticket Price of $15.00; $14 Student/Sr. General, $12.00 Cinematheque Members.]