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Safety Last: Wichita Wurlitzer

Date: October 2, 2018,
Venue: Wichita Wurlitzer - 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita

The Event:

“Safety Last” is the story of an industrious fellow who climbed a skyscraper to win his girl. It is the ultimate thrill comedy. Harold performed the hair-raising comedic stunt all by himself with only one complete hand. There were no fake backgrounds or computer graphics back in 1923. Strategic camera angles created the dizzy drops. At no time in filming could Harold have fallen more than three stories, but as Harold liked to remind his critics, “Who wants to fall three stories onto a mattress'”

Clark Wilson accompanies “Safety Last” on the Wichita Wurlitzer. Clark is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America today. He works exclusively with the Organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major picture palaces during the heyday of the silent film.

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