Silent Movie Night at the Pemberville Opera House!
The Squaw Man
featuring Lynne Long on the piano
Saturday January 4, 7:30pm
The Squaw Man circa 1914The Squaw Man (1914) is the first film by director Cecil
B. DeMille, and reputedly, the first feature film ever made in Hollywood (though some film scholars dispute this claim)
.In 1913 (when The Squaw Man began filming), plenty of motion pictures were being filmed outdoors, but generally
within driving distance to the studios in New York and New Jersey. DeMille recognized the power of exotic scenery and intended
to use sweeping plains and imposing mountains as the key visual component of his film, so he boarded a train west, bound
for the picturesque-sounding Flagstaff, Arizona. Unfortunately, Flagstaff failed to deliver such awesome vistas. Discouraged
but not broken, De Mille, Farnum & Co. remained on the train until it reached the end of the line: the junction city
of Los Angeles. They drifted into the sleepy community of Hollywood and rented a large barn at Vine and Selma Streets for
$200 per month. The barn was the seed from which Paramount Pictures would eventually grow, and still stands today, preserved
as a museum of early Hollywood filmmaking. On December 29, 1913, the cameras began to turn.
The melodrama concerns itself with the honor of Captain James Wynnegate (Farnum), a peer of England. When his
cousin, Sir Henry (Monroe Salisbury) embezzles money from an orphans' fund to pay his gambling debts, James accepts the blame
and is banished from high society. When the ship upon which he is traveling burns and sinks, James is rescued and taken
to America. Disgusted by the crime and chicanery of the big city, he accepts a Westerner's invitation to travel with him
back to the plains. The sophisticated Britisher is at first mocked, but quickly earns the respect of the rangehands, with
the exception of the villainous rustler, Cash Hawkins (William Elmer). When Nat-U-Rich (Red Wing), a native American woman,
saves his life, they fall in love and are married. Suffering financial hardship, James's future seems grim, until a dying
confession, an unexpected reunion with an old flame (Winifred Kingston) and a fateful shoot-out bring the film (already
bursting at the seams with narrative) to a surprising and elaborately plotted resolution.
Live In The House Concert Season
2013-2014 “Live In The House”
Belle of the Blues
The Back Porch Swing Band
If you're looking for a band with a swingin' rhythm and an old timey flavor, look no further.
Dodworth Saxhorn Band
Civil War Band featuring songs and instruments
of that tumultuous time period
A favorite pianist returns! Remember his “toy” piano?
How about Cowboys and Indians? We’re bringing
back Lynne Long to play along on the piano
The Boogie Woogie Kid
Matthew Ball will tickle the ivories
and set your feet a tappin’
Bob Ford and the Ragamuffins
music and comedy, a winning combination!
brothers reminiscent of the Smothers Brothers
Bluegrass at its best