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March 11, 2009 > Happy Birthday, Granville Redmond!

Happy Birthday, Granville Redmond!

Submitted By Rena Dein

A special event weekend at Essanay

One of California's most notable Impressionist painters, Granville Redmond was known for his landscapes, many of them florals with poppies and lupines. He was remarkable both as a painter of exceptional talent, and as a man of great personal appeal. Friends with many celebrities in the arts, even though he had become deaf as a young child, he was a natural for the silent movie industry of the teens and twenties.

His screen credits include performing in the following films with Charlie Chaplin, his good friend: City Lights (1931), as a sculptor. You'd Be Surprised (1926) - Redmond plays a butler and deputy coroner. A Woman of Paris (1923) as a party guest. The Idle Class (1921), a guest. The Kid (1921), a friend to a lead character. A Day's Pleasure (1919), a boat passenger. Sunnyside (1919), a bit part. A Dog's Life (1918), a dance hall proprietor and in Charlie Chaplin's signature film, The Little Tramp.

Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
Saturday, March 14

Saturday Night at the Movies
7:30 show time (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Comedy Shorts Night features four comedies including "A Dog's Life" with
Granville and Charlie.

There will be an ASL interpreter on hand for announcements.
We usually sell out so please get your tickets in advance at
Frederick Hodges on piano
$5 suggested donation

Sunday, March 15

Museum Hours: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
ASL interpreted tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Film: A Dog's Life 2 p.m.
Free (donations happily accepted)

Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 494-1411

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