It proved to be a veritable who’s who of today’s silent comedy community and their supporters! (Some day that’ll mean something). Why, there were Ben Model and Steve Massa of the Silent Clowns Film Series…Michael Haar of East Village Radio’s Ragged Phonograph Program…friend Chris Robinson (a curator for Telluride and Turner Classic Movie film festivals)…Jim Moore of vaudevisuals.com…Christopher Michael of newslapstick.com (all the way from England)… commedia dell’arte professor Stanley Allen Sherman… clown Jeff Seal…David Carlyon (author of Dan Rice: The Most famous Man You’ve Never Heard Of)…comedian Bob Greenberg…Hope Cartelli of Piper Mckenzie Productions, along with her sister-in-law Parisian chanteuse Angela Lewonczyk,…Martin and Rochelle Denton of nytheatre.com…Gavin Starr Kendall of the Bad Film Festival… Adam McGovern of comiccritique.com, hilobrow.com, artist Yoichiro Yoda, et al, and a whole mess of theatrical friends like Edward Einhorn of UTC #61 and his fiance Connie Wu… Gaby Schaffer and Nick Fracaro… Lorinne Lampert and Francis Heaney… Catherine Porter of DP and PWP, and others including many civilians.
And of course the indispensable Duchess, who was riding high on a day that included news about a new gallery show of her work and a new production of one of her plays. She obliged us by taking these swell snaps of the event. And, look! It has the same color scheme and lighting as Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy!