The above illustration, "Blowing Bubbles," has been adapted for use here by generous permission from the artist, Cyril Rolando.

May 18, 2010

"They're here already! You're next!" *

It's a major disappointment to me that actor Kevin McCarthy will not appear at the forthcoming Cinevent 42 after all. And isn't that strange, considering I hadn't planned on attending anyway? Or perhaps not, because given the freedom and budget, I wouldn't miss it.

Cinevent is an annual gathering of fans of silent and early sound films. This year there are some 30 screenings slated over the Memorial Day weekend, including this one I never heard of:    >>>>>>>>>>
Patsy Ruth Miller? Who dat?

There will also be a dealers' room, loaded with posters, books, action figures, and movie-related memorabilia of all kinds. Looks like there's to be a pre-Monster Bash party as well, to get those folks in the mood for Monster Bash, which occurs in June in Butler, Pennsylvania.

On the evening of May 27, the day that Cinevent opens but in a completely separate event and venue, the Wexner Center for the Arts will screen Out of the Past and Point Blank, as well as the Two Minutes to Zero trilogy from director Lewis Klahr. I want to see Out of the Past just to enjoy the reaction of all those young people seeing the film for the first time when Robert Mitchum does the famous "baby, I don't care" line.

*Invasion of the Body Snatchers


  1. I'm a silent film fan but have to admit I just looked Miller up. Turns out she was in The Hunchback of Notre Dame playing Esmeralda opposite Lon Chaney, Sr. that’s a classic that still holds up. Interesting she went on to be a writer and won several O. Henry Awards for her short stories.

    Mitchum never went out of style being cool. Heck, He practically invented it.

  2. Cinevent sounds like a great time, Naomi. OUT OF THE PAST and POINT BLANK would surely get me out there (if I was closer). Thanks for this, Naomi.

  3. Mitchum was cool and hot. Don't you love the flexibility of the English language?