You might remember me mentioning the upcoming ChaplinFest next weekend in Newhall. Exciting news today is that the festival has hit the big time and has a full length feature today on AOL news Web site. Go here for the full article.
Here's a clip of the last scene from MODERN TIMES, which was filmed on the Sierra Highway neaby.
If you're interesting in partaking of the many events at Chaplin Fest next weekend, here's their website. I wish I could go, but I'll be in Phoenix visiting my great-uncle George and my cousins.
E.J. Stephens, who spearheaded the Chaplin Fest, is the teach of the Newhallywood film class I took, which ended yesterday with a tour of the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth. I'll be posting pics of that later. But if you missed the class and would like to attend, E.J. is offering the class again in March. Go to the SCV Historical Society's page for information.