AirTalk for May 14, 2010

Preserving classic films

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Silent Movie Fans Watch The Charlie Chaplin Classic, 'The Circus' At The Silent Movie Theater In Los Angeles, CA

Larry talks with Roger Mayer, who has spent over 50 years in the film industry, a true pioneer, who has made it his mission to preserve classic films, particularly silent ones. He will also talk with Larry about the Silent Film Gala.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will present live accompaniment to Buster Keaton's "The Cameraman" and Walt Disney's "Alice's Wild West Show" on Sunday, May 23 at Royce Hall as part of the 21st Annual Silent Film Gala.

Guests:

Roger Mayer, former President and CEO of Turner Entertainment Company Co (1986-2005), a 50+ year veteran of the film industry, he is Chairman of the National Film Preservation Foundation, and a member of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress

Melissa Talmadge Cox, granddaughter of Buster Keaton


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