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Charlie Chaplin and All That Jazz

George Heymont | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

While Charlie Chaplin is adored as a Hollywood screen legend, few people know that he composed the soundtracks for most of his films. Although he could not read music, in his youth Chaplin taught himself how to play piano, violin, and cello by ear. Once he became a millionaire, Chaplin had a pipe organ installed in his home in Beverly Hills.

The Battle Hymns of the Republic

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

During the final 20 minutes of silent film Napoleon, theatre's organ joined forces with the Oakland East Bay Symphony to acoustically anchor an unforgettable cinematic experience.