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The Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society presents Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman” at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

May 7, 2010

Not only was Miss Saigon a hit last Saturday in San Gabriel, both performances followed a 45-minute Wurlitzer organ concert. 

Now comes more. The beautiful San Gabriel Mission Playhouse hosts a treat for lovers of silent movies this weekend when award-winning organist Clark Wilson provides live accompaniment to the classic 1928 romantic comedy The Cameraman starring Buster Keaton. 

After becoming infatuated with a pretty office worker for MGM Newsreels, Buster trades in his tintype operation for a movie camera and sets out to impress the girl (and MGM) with his work.

Directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, the film was described in the New York Times by critic Mordaunt Hall, as “filled with guffaws and grins, the sort of thing with many original and adroitly worked-out gags.”

The Cameraman is number 353 on “They Shoot Pictures Don’t They?” 1,000 Greatest Movies of All Time and was added to the National Film Registry in 2005 as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Clark Wilson accompanies the Silent Movie “The Cameraman” on Sun, May 9th at 2.30pm.  Tickets: $16 (advance), $20 (door), available from www.latos.org or on the day of the show from  the Box Office: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel CA, 91776.

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