Covenant Presbyterian Church and Rising TIDE After School Program Host Annual Silent Film Fundraiser, June 15

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Covenant Presbyterian Church Silent Film Fundraiser

The public is invited to attend the Covenant Presbyterian Church Annual Silent Film Fundraiser Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. This years film offering is the delightful silent film romantic comedy, ‘It’, starring Clara Bow, the Siren of the Jazz Age in the Film that Made Her a Legend!

‘It’ was written and adapted to film by Elinor Glyn, directed by Clarence G. Badger, and also stars Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Gary Cooper, Priscilla Bonner, Jacqueline Gadsden, Julia Swayne Gordon and Elinor Glyn.

Released in 1927, the story unfolds as a department store salesgirl (Bow) with plenty of “it” pursues a handsome playboy (Moreno). But complications arise when a news reporter (Cooper) gets involved.

Live organ accompaniment will be provided by organist Robert Salisbury playing the remarkable Lough Memorial Organ. Salisbury began organ lessons at the age of ten and theatre organ at age twelve, studying with Gaylord Carter. At age fifteen, he began playing the Page Pipe Organ in the historic Casino Theatre, the focal point of Santa Catalina’s entertainment culture. Salisbury has also played organ at the 488 Keys in Redondo Beach, California and piano for Princess Cruises. He continues playing organ “before the movies,” as well as working for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the Avalon Station.

The the Covenant Presbyterian Church Annual Silent Film Fundraiser is Saturday June 15, 2013  at 7:30 p.m., at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA, 90802 (3rd and Atlantic).

Tickets are available for a donation of $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Please call Peter Bates or Adele Langworthy at 562 437-0958 to purchase or reserve tickets and obtain directions. Ample free parking is available.

All proceeds will benefit Covenant Presbyterian Church’s Music Ministry and the Rising TIDE After School Program.

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