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The Museum Announces 'The Phantom of the Opera' for 2015 The silent film classic Phantom of the Opera will be featured at the Catalina Island Museum's 2015 Silent Film Benefit. Grammy- award winning conductor Richard Kaufman will return to the Avalon Theater and conduct a symphony orchestra in a performance of the film's renowned score. "I can't wait until next May 16th when we will present the legendary 1925 Lon Chancy clas- sic The Phantom of the Opera," Kaufman recently stated. "Once again, we'll bring some of L.A. and Orange County's finest stu- dio and symphonic musicians to the island, which will make for another unique and once-in-a-life- time experience for the audience, ,as well as the music makers!" Phantom of the Opera is often touted as one of the greatest horror films of the silent screen. Though many versions have graced the stage and film screen, the original 1925 film starring Lon Chaney remains one of the most popular. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel of the same name, Chaney stars as the deformed Phantom, who haunts the Paris Opera House. Murder fills the opera with terror, as the Phantom seeks revenge and attempts to make the woman he loves a star. Ranked #52 on Bravo's list of the"100 Scariest Movie Moments," The Phantom, played by I.on Chancy, with Christine, the object of his affection in the 1925 The Phantom of the Opera was also deemed "culturally signifi- cant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. According to the late film crit- ic, Roger Ebert: "It has two ele- silent horror classic "The Phantom of the Opera." ments of genius! It creates beneath the opera one of the most gro- tesque places in the cinema, and Chaney's performance transforms an absurd character into a haunt- ing one." Lon Chaney was one of silent Shirley Davy From page 4 things," she told the Islander. "It was a lot of work," she said, "but it was fun also and I met a lot of interesting people and film actors." Her free time was spent enjoy- ing the small town atmosphere of Avalon and the company of her close circle of friends as well as one of her life's passions.--- ballroom dancing. In 1967, she married John Davy, former presi- dent of Catalina Airlines. Her son James Alexander Davy, bet- ter known locally as "Jad," has been employed by Catalina Flying Boats for more than 25 years. Her husband John preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by her two sons Jad and John Davy as well as two granddaughters, Ashley and Hannah. &BLAIR :all 714-546-2020 For a Saturday clinic appointment at ClMC. tb ORANGE COAST , eye center film's biggest stars, and was known for the redism of his transforma- tions into the often grotesque and horrible creatures he played on screen. The role of the disfigured Phantom was custom-made for "the man of a thousand faces," and Chaney was given complete freedom in creating the charac- ter. He used wire hooks, bobby pins, grease paint, and 'tape to create one of the most memorable CARLOTAS OF AVALON Women's Clothing CATALINA CRAFTERS Arts & Crafts Supply Stove CATALINA REALTORS Real Estate CHET'S HARDWARE A little bit ofeverythin 9 you need CIVR Catalina Island Vacation Rentals JEWELS OF INTEREST Artist Inspired Jewelry & Gifts MR. NING'S Chinese Garden Restaurant THE STEAMER TRUNK " First Class Gifts TRADEWINDS Apparel, Footwear Gifts 8: Fashion Jewelry  SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY 877.778.8322 I www.visitCatalinaIsland.eom characterizations the silent screen had ever seen. Early reviews of the film report that Chaney's Phantom was so convincing that many moviegoers screamed and others fainted during the film's famous climax: when the Phantom unmasks himself. Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera are already selling fasf! This event will sell out. Tickets are $15 for members of the muse- um and $18 for general admis- sion. Purchasing tickets is easy. Please call 310-510-2414, visit the museum in person, or go to the Silent Film event page at www. CatalinaMuseum.org. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum. org. CHOICES holds a Meet 'N Greet event From left to Right: Aubree Figueroa, Erick Madriz, Alyssa Figueroa, Sophia De La Rosa, ANna Cruz, Araceli Leyva, Noemi Rangel, Elida Casillas, Edgar Garcia, Alessandra Chavoya, Adamaris Bravo, and Layla Castenada. Photo courtesy of Carlos Martinez BY CARLOS MARTINEZ Avalon Sheriff's Department and Catalina Choices teamed up for a meet and greet with Professional skateboarder Preston Pollard who was also a motiva- tional speaker. There was about 220 kids who showed up to the skatepark tO have a fun filled day. Catalina Choices donated popcorn, water and lemonade for all the kids. There were 10 penny boards that the Avalon Sheriff's brought and were used by many different kids. At the end of the day they wanted to give away a couple skateboards one for a girl and one for a boy so they did a cool matchup of rock, paper, scissors. The girls went first and it came down to two elementary girls. For the boys it was very exciting to watch because there was this little boy in kindergarten named Jorge Rangel who made it to the end against Alberto Martinez. June 6 through June 12 Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated PG-I 3 Admission: Adult $15.00, Senior or Child $13.00 Matinee - Saturday & Wednesday 4:30pro Admission: Adult $10.00, Senior or Child $8,00 Every Tuesday $8,00 Admission iar, 6Witii.ia,iia.Akimk .............................................................................................................. i I ........................................................................................................................................................................................... ii:riday,Ju/qe 8(:20//i s