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2008 A.M.S Silent Film Calendar Available for Preorder

September 7th, 2007 (08:47 pm)

It's almost time for the alt.movies.silent 2008 calendars.

To refresh your memories:

The alt.movies.silent calendar is done as a benefit project, with pictures and dates submitted by posters and readers of the alt.movies.silent newsgroup. Total net proceeds (after printing expenses) are used to benefit silent film restoration. The 2003 calendar made possible a donation of $671.07 to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, earmarked for preservation activities in silent film. The 2004 alt.movies.silent calendar raised $1442.06, enough money to fund two projects. We funded a print of This Way Out (1916), which features a young Babe Hardy among others, which made the film's preservation by the Library of Congress a priority. We also funded copying of some unique tinted nitrate outtakes from The Thief of Bagdad that were deteriorating [that can be found on the Kino deluxe Thief of Bagdad dvd -ed.]. The 2006 calendar benefitted Film Preservation Associates, and the 2007 calendar funds were donated to the George Eastman House.

Find out more at the Mont Alto Orchestra website. Rodney's taking pre-orders, and also has t-shirts and the Mont Alto Orchestra's DVD of Buster Keaton's The General for sale.