Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2005-02-13 09:56 am  Permalink|
The Secret Cinema of Philadelphia is sponsoring two upcoming events ....
1) Friday, Feb 18 "Its a Wonderful Lifestyle: A valentine to the 1970's", a collection of rare short films from that era. I mention it here because it is the evening before the tiki gathering at the Kona Kai
2) Friday March 25, will feature travel films. This evening will include the following two films of particular tiki interest ....
Fairest Eden (1931, William M. Pizor Port O' Call series) - Early sound ("recorded on the Cinephone System") travel film of Pago Pago in American Samoa. See tattoos, ukuleles, a nude boy in a canoe made from discarded gasoline cans, and much more. "Unlike the women, the men are rarely corpulent."
Hawaiian Islands (1926, Eastman Classroom Films) - Lovely multi-tinted print from long ago, showing Waikiki Beach complete with surfers, early animated graphics, an active volcano, and a fascinating look at the Dole Pineapple cannery.
More information on both events can be found here .....