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Today at Cinecon… Thursday

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Buster Keaton Productions) Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Egyptian Theater, 7:15pm

This year Cinecon will be starting in style with an opening night reception followed by a screening of this classic silent film comedy, starring Buster Keaton in the last movie he made as an independent producer. Making this screening all the more special, it will feature a period score compiled and adapted by composer/conductor Scott Lasky, from original silent era orchestral film cues, and performed live by the Famous Players Orchestra under maestro Lasky’s baton.

After the film actor Norman Lloyd with be on hand to talk about his friendship with Buster and about his own long career in acting.

In case you haven’t seen Steamboat Bill, Jr.: Buster is the wimpy son of burly steamboat Captain William Canning (Ernest Torrence) whose business is threatened by J.J. King and his new paddle wheeler. When Junior meets and falls in love with the rival’s daughter, Kitty King, sparks fly. When a hurricane lands in River Junction this film features some of Buster’s famous stunts, including his most well-known stunt when the front of a house collapses around the star. Not to be missed!

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Pre-Registration now open for Cinecon 53

Thursday, July 27th, 2017


Actor Norman Lloyd will be Honored with the Cinecon Legacy Award!

Full Festival Passes are available at the pre-registration price of $175 until August 15th. After that they will go up to $200. So it’s best to purchase them early. We are also offering Day Passes from $40-$50 (depending on the day). All announced titles are subject to final film clearances. Please visit for film titles, schedule updates, hotel information and more!

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Norman Lloyd on Charlie Chaplin

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009


A pal doffs his hat to Charlie Chaplin


Classic Hollywood

  (Christina House / For The Times)


The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Silent Film Celebration is preparing to present ‘The Gold Rush.’ Chaplin friend Norman Lloyd reminisces about the star’s later years.


By Susan King
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2009


Norman Lloyd says he can remember when he first became aware of Charlie Chaplin — even if he was only 1 year old and it was more than 90 years ago.


The year was 1916 and, as Lloyd recalls, “there were little Charlie Chaplins that you would wind up and they would walk. I remember vividly. I was sitting in the high chair with the little tray in front of me. My parents would wind it up and it would walk to me.”


The 94-year-old actor, producer and director, best known for playing the kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on “St. Elsewhere,” would become good friends with Chaplin 30 years later. Lloyd also had a role in Chaplin’s last American production, “Limelight,” in 1952.


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