Like the heroes and heroines in our beloved silent melodramas and comedies, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum has been valiantly holding the fort these last few months, surviving a pandemic lockdown and California wildfires so close to their location the night sky is lit up orange. One way they have done this is through excellent online programming like their current series of circus related films. This Saturday (Dec. 19) they’ll be showing rarities with Poodles Hanneford, Helene Costello, Joe E. Brown (a circus vet himself), Frankie Darro, and more. The details are here. You’ll also find links to all their previous vurtual programs back to June.