Vaudeville Returns!: Film and Live Acts Featuring Ian Whitcomb, Laurel & Hardy and More
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The last date listed for Vaudeville Returns! was Sunday September 19, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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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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I enjoyed the afternoon of Vaudeville acts - they were very clever. The only one that I could do without was Ian Whitcomb. He doesn't do much to add to the show & he comes across as being quite odd.
The films made the rest of the show with the classic Laurel & Hardy. The newsreels were great to see again. The afternoon was well planned out & the "sign-changing" girl was cute, which added the perfect touch.
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Lots of fun, my Grandmother loved it and so did we. There were some particualar great preformers this time. However we left at intermission becuase we had all already seen the movies of the 2nd act.....but we'd totally go again for the first act...
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 one-matinee-only event is an eclectic mix of the sort of variety acts that made vaudeville so beloved by a generation of fans. Opening the show will be the legendary Ian Whitcomb and his Bungalow Boys playing nostalgic music from the vaudeville era. Our show continues with: multi award-winning comedy juggling from Jeffrey Daymont; and the world’s greatest hula hoop champion Mat Plendl. Closing the live show will be the absolutely stunning The Bornstein Experiment — she reads men’s minds!
True to the vaudeville genre, the matinee concludes on the big screen with a sing-a-long cartoon, _When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba _(1933) featuring The Mills Brothers performing, and Laurel and Hardy’s 1930 comedy classic Hog Wild. Rounding out the program will be a Little Rascals short.
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.