files/pictures/picture-35.jpg* Wednesday, March 1, 2000. Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of J. Stuart Blackton, The Silent
Society of Hollywood Heritage, Inc. and the International Animated Film
Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, are presenting a program highlighting this motion
picture and animation pioneer. A diverse sampling of works by the medium's
first director-producer-animator and actor will be featured, all drawn from
his days at Vitagraph, the company Blackton co-founded with partners Albert
E. Smith and William T. Rock. Highlights of the program are several
animated subjects, including HUMOROUS PHASES OF FUNNY FACES; trick films,
such as THE THIEVING HAND; a John Bunny comedy; and a three-reel version of
VANITY FAIR, the first of many film adaptations of Thackery's classic
novel. Musical accompaniment for the program is by Michael Mortilla.
Admission is US$6 for the general public and $5 for members of
ASIFA-Hollywood. The event takes place at 7:30 PM at the Hollywood Heritage
Museum, 2100 N. Highland Ave. (directly across from the Hollywood Bowl).
For more information contact ASIFA-Hollywood at: 725 S. Victory Blvd.,
Burbank, CA 91502; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Web: