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Screening of 1924 Peter Pan silent film
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:06:57 AM »
There will be a screening of the classic 1924 silent film of Peter Pan in the Caird Hall, Dundee on Friday 24th November 2017 at 7.30 p.m.  Donald MacKenzie, organist of The Odeon, Leicester Square, London, will provide improvised accompaniment on the magnificent Caird Hall concert organ.

The film was the first screen adaptation of J M Barrie's stage play.  He wrote additional scenes for the cinema and personally chose the teenage Betty Bronson for the title role.  For many years it was thought that all copies had been lost - distributors destroyed reels when they no longer made money after the advent of the talkies.  However, in the 1950s a copy was found in the vaults of the Eastman School of Music.  Another was later discovered at the Disney Studios and both prints have been used to create a new restoration.  Directed by Herbert Brenon, the film stars Betty Bronson as Peter Pan, Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook, Mary Brian as Wendy, and Virginia Browne Faire as Tinker Bell.

This is a rare opportunity to see this classic of the cinema, and is sure to be a memorable night out for all the family.  Tickets are available from Dundee Box Office: 01382 434940, www.dundeebox.co.uk.

Event organised by The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ, Scottish Charity SC041021  www.focho.org

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Re: Screening of 1924 Peter Pan silent film
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 07:02:40 PM »
Fantastic news, sounds like it will be a fun event. I've passed on the news to the JM Barrie Literary Society so that they can share the announcement on their Facebook page. Have you sent it to JM Barrie's Birthplace in Kirriemuir for their FB page also?