Silent Movie with Organist Clark Wilson
Clark Wilson returns to Hoover Auditorium on June 17 to play along with the screening of silent movie “Grandma’s Boy” featuring Harold Lloyd. Wilson will be joined onstage before the film by special guest Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of Harold Lloyd. As part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series, Suzanne will also present two lectures on Friday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. which will provide insight into Harold’s life and career
Grandma’s Boy is a 1922 family comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. The film was highly influential, helping to pioneer feature-length comedies which combined gags with character development. This film was also an immensely popular, commercially successful film in its time.
Clark Wilson is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplay in America. He works exclusively with the organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major picture palaces during the heyday of the silent film.
This Silent Movie Night is supported by Peter & Debbie Stephens.