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A celebration of Chaplin on Saturday

Posted: March 7, 2008 1:16 a.m.
Updated: May 8, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
A celebration of the 85th anniversary of the release of Charlie Chaplin's "The Pilgrim" will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Saugus Train Station, where it was filmed. (The Train Station is at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Rd., Newhall.) The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and the William S. Hart Museum will host a screening of the movie, and visitors will be treated to a buffet dinner where they can view props from the 1992 feature film, "Chaplin" starring Robert Downey, Jr.

"The Pilgrim" will be preceded by a showing of Buster Keaton's short film, "The Paleface," which was partially filmed at nearby Beal's Cut. Bob Mitchell, the 95-year-old pianist from the silent movie era, will play the music to accompany "The Paleface." However, according to organizer E.J. Stephens, he will not play the music for "The Pilgrim" because of copyright issues.

For more information call the William S. Hart Museum at (661) 254-4584.

The Train Station will also host another silent classic, Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last," on April 4, accompanied by the music of Bob Mitchell. For information call Pat Saletore at (661) 254-1275 or visit scvhs.org.

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