An afternoon at the old time movies

Friends of Kiama Library and Kiama and District Historical Society have arranged for distinguished archivist and film buff Dr Ray Edmondson to screen some entertaining footage from the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

The program will include comedy shorts starring WC Fields, Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello, followed by a couple of earlLaurel & Hardyy films of Hollywood greats:

  • Bob’s Busy Day (1934)  – the very first film starring Bob Hope. It was a short subject made for low budget studio and is a real curiosity. Hope did not become a big film star until several years later.
  • Blue of the Night (1933) – a short film starring Bing Crosby, one of a series he made for comedy producer Mack Sennett, again before he became a big star in feature films. It contains some of his trademark songs

With movie theatres only show digital images now, it is an opportunity to see a real film projection again.

Details: Sat 11 July, 2.30pm, Kiama Family History Centre, Railway Parade. All welcome.
$5 members and $8 visitors, including afternoon tea.

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