Dryden screens Gone With the Wind screen tests and other recent film-preservation projects June 19

Eastman House vaults are opened to show series of short films

For Release 2009-06-01

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House showcases recent preservation projects at 8 p.m. Friday, June 19 — including costume and makeup tests from the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind. These tests, being shared with the public for the first time, feature Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and other stars from the film.

This eclectic program of short films from the Eastman House vaults features Georges Melies’ Les Fromages Automobile (1907) and The Old Family Toothbrush (1925); a Technicolor test for The Black Pirate (1926) featuring Mary Pickford; and a Red Cross promotional film featuring Ingrid Bergman; as well as many other titles. Live piano accompaniment will be provided by Philip C. Carli.

This special presentation honors the 2009 graduating class of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. Established at George Eastman House in 1996, the Selznick School continues to produce worldwide leaders in the field of film restoration and preservation.

Admission to each screening is $7 general admission and $5 members and students. Complete listings and information for the event can be found at dryden.eastmanhouse.org. The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is located at 900 East Ave., Rochester.



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