Attached to this post is a self-guided tour to Hollywood silent film locations and studios that I have prepared in connection with the “Hollywood’s Silent Echoes” presentation I will be giving April 28, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Club TCM in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, as part of the Turner Classic Movie Channel Film Festival April 25-28. Although my talk is open only to festival passholders, with this tour you can follow a number of points I will cover during my presentation.
I will also discuss filming locations appearing in Buster Keaton’s 1926 masterpiece The General, which will be presented in a world premiere restoration. You can learn more about The General filming locations here. I will also have a special article appearing in the festival program, and will be doing a book-signing after my talk.
The tour starts at Hollywood and Vine, and encompasses over 40 filming locations and historic sites associated with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, including new discoveries not found in my books.
This year’s TCM Festival promises to be more exciting than ever – I hope to meet some of you there.