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Silents Are Golden: A Celebration of Silent Cinema

October 2
1:30 pm

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Image of Charlie Chaplin

This entertaining and educational lecture is lavishly illustrated with clips from 100 silent film comedies and dramas from the 1920’s! It is a celebration of the art of physical acting seen through the lens of silent cinema. Rob Mermin sheds new light on the acting style of the silent era, while giving modern audiences a fresh look at what made the silent stars shine so brightly. This is Rob’s second lecture in his 3-part series to promote and preserve the traditional cultural history of silent film, circus, and mime. The show features many silent stars including: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, and more!

This talk is part of the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest. The festival will also feature the annual Coolidge 5K run and the “I Do Not Choose to Run” 1 mile walk, barbecue, children’s games, wagon rides and historic craft and farm demonstrations. Demonstrations include apple pressing, sheep shearing, cheese making.


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President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
3780 Route 100A
Plymouth, VT 05056 United States


William Jenney