Paul Whiteman

Cinecon brings dozens of classic gems back to Hollywood

Cinecon brings dozens of classic gems back to Hollywood

Los Angeles is rife with film festivals of all sorts, but if the city has an underappreciated gem, it’s the Cinecon Classic Film Festival, a beloved event whose 52nd edition runs Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-5, at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

Passionately dedicated to rarely screened films from the silent and early sound era, Cinecon's highlight this year will be a newly restored two-strip Technicolor gem, 1930's "King of Jazz" featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Nothing if not eclectic, the festival also features Ernst Lubitsch's 1926 "So This Is Paris," the 1930 Ken Maynard-starring western "The Fighting Legion" and dozens...

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