Sagas of Love and Mutiny to Unspool at
Academyâ€™s Lost and Found Screenings
Beverly Hills, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) September 22, 2007 â€” A melodrama about a backstage love triangle and a tale of kidnapping and shanghaied sailors will both unfold during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ â€œLost and Foundâ€ screenings of â€œTriumphâ€ (1917) and â€œThe Blood Shipâ€ (1927) on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academyâ€™s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The program will feature live piano accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.
â€œTriumphâ€ and â€œThe Blood Shipâ€ are recently rediscovered silent films that were once thought to be lost. The screenings are a result of the latest preservation efforts by the Academy Film Archive.
Starring Lon Chaney and Dorothy Phillips, â€œTriumphâ€ is the story of an actress who is in love with a playwright, but who is also the target of a stage manager blackmailing her for her affections. With the loss of many of Chaneyâ€™s earliest films, the rediscovery of the first three reels of â€œTriumphâ€ sheds welcome light on the actorâ€™s early career. Photographs and title cards have been added to complete the story.
With the recent discovery of the filmâ€™s final reel, â€œThe Blood Shipâ€ will be screening in its entirety for the first time since its original release 80 years ago.
The story takes viewers on a sea adventure filled with intrigue and skullduggery as a man searches for his kidnapped child after serving time in prison for a crime he did not commit. Based on a novel by Norman Springer, â€œThe Blood Shipâ€ stars Hobart Bosworth, Jacqueline Logan and Richard Arlen.
â€œLost and Foundâ€ is a periodic screening series designed to showcase archival prints that have been recently rediscovered, or films that have been restored from new materials that improve the presentational quality of previous available versions.
Tickets to â€œLost and Foundâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, October 1, by mail, at the Academy box office during regular business hours, or online at www.oscars.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.
The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue). For additional information call (310) 247-3600.
Editors: Please note that downloadable images are available at http://photos.oscars.org.
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