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MUSEUM'S SILENT FILM BENEFIT SATURDAY Hollywood's silent film era re- turns for its annual visit to Avalon when the Catalina Island Museum kicks off its Silent Film Benefit at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. "We couldn't be more excited about this year's film," said Mi- chael De Marsche, executive di- rector of the Museum. "The Sea Hawk is well known for its ac- tion sequences and was named by many as the best film of 1924. In fact, Warner Brothers took the battle scenes from this silent film and used them in their 1940 Errol Flynn re-make. All of the scenes were filmed offthe coast of the is- land. So, it's very appropriate for us to show this film.." The movie stars Lloyd Huglies and was directed by Frank Lloyd. Of the many special guests at- tending the event will be Hughes' daughter, Isabel Falck. Frank Lloyd's grandchildren Antonia Guerrero and Christopher Gray will be at the event and provide commentary about their grandfa- ther's life. Ron Doutt will be the emcee for the event, and noted. film historian Joseph Yranski will introduce the movie• But according to Gall Forna- siere, the Museum's director of op- erations, one of the real stars of the benefit is Robert Salisbury and the Casino's famous 1929 Page The- ater Pipe Organ, one of only four remaining in the United States. "Robert writes an original score for every film we show at the ben- efit," Fornasiere said. "It's an in- credible amount of work. But it makes our event absolutely unique. Our print of the film is the best. It was restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Where else could you view a silent film in • one of the great movie palaces of the era, accompanied by an origi- nal score?" Tickets for the Benefit are only $15 for General Admission and $13 "for members of the museum and children under 12 years of age. Group discounts are available, call for more information. Purchasing • tickets is easy. For tickets by phone, call (310) 510-2414 or go to the events page of the Museum's web- site www.C Tickets are also available at the museum's store and at the door the day of the Benefit (doors open at 12:30 pm). The Museum is locat- ed on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, PATTIE BOYD EXHIBIT OPENING. A SUCCESS Last Saturday's opening of "Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton as Photographed by Pattie Boyd" continued the Catalina Island Museum's latest string of successes, including its renovation earlier this year. "We were quite pleased with our turnout for the opening of nearly 150 people," said Michael De Marsche, museum executive director• "But what really surprised us was the number of memberships we sold during the evening• As of Saturday, we now have 600 mem- bers. That's nearly 300 members we've added in just four months•" "There's no question that the renovation of our museum has helped with our attendance," De Marsche said. "We've nearly dou- bled our admissions revenue• But special exhibitions like Pattie Boyd and our forthcoming exhibition on Marilyn Monroe have invigorated the museum. Our store, for example, is selling nearly triple the amount of merchandise than last year. Selling merchandise related to our special exhibitions has helped all areas, but especially that one." There are a number of important events coming up in the museum during the next several months. The museum's Annual Silent Film Ben- efit takes place on Saturday, May 14. Pattie Boyd will make a special ap- pearance at the Catalina Island Mu- seum form 7 to 9 p.m. on July 2. She will be signing her best-selling book "Wonderful Tonight: George Harri- son, Eric Clapton and Me." The Catalina Island Museum is located on, the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino, and is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or tickets, the museum may be rea- ched by telephone at (310) 510- 4650 or at its website: Catalina- Publisher Editor Office Manager Accounting Dan Teckenoff Dennis Kaiser Jennifer Leonhardi Becky Eck ADVERTISING DISPLAY CLASSIFIEDS LEGAL ADS $-blcHpUoni Editorial Letters to the editor ' Oldtuadoi 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 [ (310) 510-0500 I FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39(3, F.R. 1" 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of f.Jlfjl.J Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Pubfisbed weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. 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