The Alex Film Society's 10th Annual Vaudeville Extravaganza
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The last date listed for The Alex Film Society's 10th Annual Vaudeville Extravaganza was Saturday September 19, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Celebrate the grittiness and style of film noir at a beautiful 1925 movie palace -- the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale -- with a double dose of films featuring car chases and gun-toting dames aplenty. In Gun Crazy, a man becomes obsessed with a sharpshooting femme fatale, leading them both down a dark road of armed robbery, car theft and murder. This essential film noir was filmed on location in Los Angeles, including a bank robbery scene shot in nearby Montrose. The Lineup, set in 1958 San Francisco, stars Eli Wallach as the maniacal leader of a gang in mad pursuit of a group of innocent tourists who've had heroin stashed in their luggage. The Lineup was directed by Don Siegel, who would go on to direct such high-profile films as Dirty Harry. Learn More
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Featured review from Dan St. LedgerRed Velvet
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Taking you back to those thrilling days of yeasteryear, the Alex Theater's Vaudeville show was a very satisfying evening. Math mentalists, ax throwers, Dixie land jazz, and magicians started out a wonderful, ecclectic night followed by silent films in the beautiful, historic Alex. Side note: the staff here is very friendly and eager to please. I recommend you check out this terrific venue no matter what the event.
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The Night Blooming Jazzmen were the entertainment highlight of the evening...and Buster Keaton...what could be better? The Alex is a wonderful theatre, and the folks from the Alex Film Society were great. I only wish the pianist from the Jazzmen...continued
The most anticipated family event held annually at the grand theatre, the show is a “hurricane of fun and frolic” paying tribute to the Alex’s vaudeville roots. The event is an eclectic mix of the sort of variety acts that made vaudeville so beloved by a generation of fans.
The Night Blooming Jazzmen will play nostalgic music from the vaudeville era.
Arthur Benjamin, the “Mathemagician.” Does it add up?
The Amazing Artistry of Dan Birch — Fascinating Feathered Fantasy!
America’s Sharpest Specialty Artist, Larry Cisewski: Guinness World Champion Knife Thrower.
The Chipper Lowell Experience, 2-time Award Winner: Comedy Magician of the Year.
As always, the Alex’s card girl will referee the acts.
True to the vaudeville genre, the evening concludes on the big screen with Porky Pig in Curtain Razor (1949) followed by Buster Keaton’s 1922 comedy classic Cops plus the Technicolor short _Calling All Girls _(1942).
From the late 1800’s through the early 20th Century, vaudeville was the common people’s theatrical experience. Across America and around the world, the wildly popular genre featured variety acts of countless descriptions and later included film programs. Alex Film Society’s annual recreation of the nostalgic genre is the only vaudeville show produced regularly in Los Angeles.