Falstaff, Chimes At Midnight

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FALSTAFF CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT

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by Steven Morowitz and Joel Bender

(Part 1 by Steven Morowitz)

Distribpix Inc. discovers a hidden cinema treasure……

New York/Los Angeles for immediate release/Feb. 9,2015

Film enthusiast and archivist, Steven Morowitz, and veteran film director Joel Bender, unearth a rare and almost pristine 35mm print of Falstaff, Chimes at Midnight. This is one of the most important discoveries for us to date, at least regarding a mainstream film and one of such historical importance. Not that the film does not exist, and not that there are many experts already on the case, but from the bootleg versions and web clips available that we have seen over the years, it seems that the source material that people have been using is in very poor shape, and or put together from various prints. Maybe not doing proper film restorations or not having proper film elements has been…

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Listen to This! History of Cincinnati Music part 15 – Fats Waller and Una Mae Carlisle: A Romance Made on Radio

I will be presenting a brief portion of this.

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Listen to This! History of Cincinnati Music part 15 – Fats Waller and Una Mae Carlisle: A Romance Made on Radio

Like Bix Beiderbecke, jazz pianist and composer Thomas “Fats” Waller (1904-1943) enjoyed a strong local connection to Cincinnati that remains little known, but it had a critical impact on both Waller and the city. Not the least of his achievements here was discovering the immense talent of Una Mae Carlisle (1915-1956), a beautiful singer and pianist from Xenia who went onto her own significant, if tragic and now forgotten, career. Uncle Dave Lewis will present the stories of both artists, and Rebecca Forste will contribute a brief account of Una Mae and her family background in Ohio.

Program will be held in the Popular Library Lounge located on the first floor of Main Library’s south building, behind the fiction books.

Wednesday, February 11, at 7:00pm

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202