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2007 is Coming...

October 19th, 2006 (11:40 pm)

current mood: yay!!!

...and the 2007 alt.movies.silent calendar is at the printers. Rodney of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra is taking orders.

The calendar has been an annual event since 2003; profits are directed towards restoring silent films. From the Mont Alto website:

This 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. Some of these outtakes can be seen on the Kino "Deluxe Edition" DVD of that film.

And the covers are also great: last year, Louise's pearls, this year, Nazimova's... pearls!

More information about the calendar is available at the Mont Alto Orchestra website. He will print calendars up until 11 January 2007, after which he sells them until they run out.

Note: I have no connection with this calendar beyond buying a few every year.