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FPO at Cinecon 53!!!

On August 31st, 2017, The Famous Players Orchestra is honored to be appearing at the gala opening night of the 53rd annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood at the Egyptian theatre. We will be performing our score to Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill Jr.” (1928). Cinecon is held each Labor day weekend in Hollywood with numerous rare and classic silent and early sound films screened over a 5 day period.







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October 14th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in Burbank!!!

Famous Players Orchestra is proud to present its next Halloween concert:

A Hal Roach O’ween: An Evening of Silent Comedies from the Hal Roach Studio”. Also included on the program will be Buster Keaton in “The Haunted House” (1921).   Joe Rinaudo will hand-crank 35mm film and your Master of Ceremonies will be Stan Taffel. All films will be accompanied by a period orchestral score performed by The Famous Players Orchestra under the direction of Scott Lasky.


Charley Chase and Martha Sleeper in “Crazy Like a Fox” (1926)


Tickets can be purchased online from this page beginning September 1st, 2017. Please check back!

Thank you for your support!



March 10th, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. in Burbank!!!

Famous Players Orchestra


“The Goose Woman” (1925)

Starring: Louise Dresser

Louise Dresser and Jack Pickford in “The Goose Woman” (1925)

“The Goose Woman”, (1925) Silent drama-suspense • Directed by Clarence Brown, Production: Universal Pictures Corporation, Producer: Carl Laemmle, Based on a short story by Rex Beach..Starring: Louise Dresser (Marie de Nardi/Mary Holmes), Jack Pickford (Gerald Holmes), Constance Bennett (Hazel Woods), Spottiswoode Aitken (Jacob Riggs), Gustav von Seyffertitz (Thomas Vogel), George Nichols (Detective Lopez), Marc McDermott (Amos Ethridge), George Cooper (Reporter). Louise Dresser gives an outstanding performance as the once world-famous opera soprano, Marie de Nardi, now living on a dirty, extremely rundown goose farm under the name Mary Holmes. Slovenly, bitter, and drunken, she pours over old scrapbooks and photos of herself during her triumphant years, while listening to an old recording of her voice. Having given up her career for motherhood, she is resentful and full of hatred towards her only son, Gerald (Jack Pickford), When a murder is committed near her house, she invents a story in order to get herself back in front of the public again. However, the story she comes up with results in her son being arrested for the murder. The Goose Woman became one of Universal’s “Jewels,” a prestige production with a better than average script, an excellent cast and production values, and an up-and-coming director. Accompanied by a period orchestral score performed live by The Famous Players Orchestra. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. The venue is Christ Lutheran Church 2400 West Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506. Tickets go on sale February 1st, 2018 and can be purchased from this page.


Here are highlights from our June 10th, 2017 concert: