The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis #239

October and December 2015 Meetings

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Last Meeting - October 10, 2015

The Early To Bed Tent meeting of October 10, 2015 began as always with Bob Duncan leading everyone in the time-honored singing of the Sons Of The Desert song and the classic toasts to Stan, Babe and their lovable supporting cast of laugh makers from the Hal Roach Studios. After Bob made some announcements regarding notable upcoming events, our film program began with an October birthday salute to Buster Keaton and Charley Chase. First up was a rare screening of Buster Keaton in “The Triumph Of Lester Snapwell”, a 1963 industrial film made for the Eastman Kodak Company promoting their new and easy to use “Instamatic” camera. This was followed by Charley Chase starring his 1930 two-reeler “Whispering Whoopee” with Anita Garvin and Thelma Todd in the cast. After a short intermission, Stan and Ollie provided the laughs in one of their best short comedies, “Them Thar Hills” from 1934. During the next break, our popular raffle produced five happy winners going home with some very nice prizes. The film program and evening concluded with a special 50th anniversary acknowledgement to our International Appreciation Society as we screened “Sons Of The Desert” featuring Stan and Ollie at their comedic best. Our thanks to the students from Temple City High School for their help in setting up the room for us before the meeting. To Roger Tweten and Steve Nelson our gratitude for preparing and serving the refreshments to everyone.  Once again, Stan Taffel was flawless while projecting the films for our program. Much appreciation also goes to Bob Duncan and Ken Runyan for sharing their unique “show and tell” contributions for the evening. We can’t say thank you enough to those ever-faithful “Night Owls”, Mark and Karen Lochte were there after the meeting to help us close up shop. Finally, a very sincere thank you goes to all of our members and guests who battled the heat and traffic to join us for the evening.

Next Meeting - December 12, 2015

The final meeting of the year for the Early To Bed Tent will take place on Saturday evening, December 12th. This upcoming special gathering is our 13th annual “Silent Night” presenting rarely seen silent short comedies. Joe Rinaudo will be projecting these memorable films on his classic 1909 Powers Model 6 Cameragraph. Back with us this year is Dean Mora, as he provides his musical magic at the piano. We are respectfully asking our members and guests for their participation in our annual canned goods drive for the benefit of La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center. Also included in the evening’s program is our traditional raffle with great prizes, some delicious cake to celebrate the holiday season along with hot dogs, beverages and more at the ETB Tent refreshment stand. We really hope that you can join in the fun to help us to close out 2015. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Film Program

Frauds And Frenzies  (1918)

The Haunted House  (1921)

Mighty Like A Moose  (1926)

Two Tars  (1928)

You're Darn Tootin'  (1928)