1924 SILENT TRAGEDY STARS LON CHANEY, NORMA SHEARER
The Norman Studios Silent Film Museum and the Hotel Indigo® Jacksonville will screen the 1924 silent tragedy, "He Who Gets Slapped", at the next Silent Sundays event July 28, 4pm.
Lon Chaney, known as “the man of 1,000 faces”, plays Paul Beaumont, a betrayed scientist-turned-bitter clown who endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him. A daredevil horseback rider, a bloody sword fight and a hungry lion stand between Beaumont and the beautiful Consuelo, played by "MGM queen" Norma Shearer. Will love or villainy prove the victor?
Jacksonville University's Tony Steve and the Silver Synchro Sounds will provide live musical accompaniment. Tickets are $5 and available at the door (cash or credit) and online.
Silent Sundays proceeds support efforts of the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public knowledge of Northeast Florida's early film industry and the preservation and restoration of Jacksonville’s only remaining silent film studio. The Norman Studios was among the nation's first to produce films starring all African American casts. Find out more at normanstudios.org.
Located on the lake in upscale Tapestry Park, the Hotel Indigo® Jacksonville is a boutique-style, lakefront property with interior design elements that recall Jacksonville's film history.