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Sunday, July 15, 2018



GUEST BLOG / By Dean Glass—Save Our Heritage Organisation’s Third Thursdays Silent Movie Series continues July 19 with “Beggars of Life,” a gritty romantic adventure from 1928 about a woman (Louise Brooks) 

Louise Brooks was 22 when
she filmed "Beggars of Life."
on the lam after killing her attempted rapist. She rides the rails with a hobo named Jim (Richard Arlen). Characters they meet along the way, like Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) and the Arkansas Snake (Bob Perry), add color to this abundantly entertaining and exciting adventure of chases, train jumping, and budding love. From the book by Jim Tully and directed by an early Oscar winner William Wellman.

On August 16, SOHO presents “The Lodger: A Tale of the London Fog,” an eerie, suspenseful tale of a landlady who suspects her new tenant is a Jack the Ripper-style serial killer known as 
"The Avenger." Made in 1927, this was Alfred Hitchcock's third film but is generally considered the first "Hitchcockian" film, as it introduced many of his signature motifs. Matinee idol Ivor Novello stars as the mysterious lodger who always seems to be prowling the streets whenever "The Avenger" strikes. The film was the first to feature Hitchcock in his cameo role shtick.

Third Thursdays screenings begin at 7:30pm in the Adobe Chapel, 3963 Conde Street in Old Town San Diego. While tickets are $10 at the door, we are offering a limited number of free admissions to these films. RSVP to; free tickets are on a first come, first served basis.

SOHO works on a wide range of preservation issues throughout San Diego County. All our advocacy efforts share a common goal: to protect and preserve the historic architectural and cultural resources of our region.


Film writer Jim Tully (far left) with cast of the 1928 film "Beggars of Life" Louise Brooks, Wallace Beery and Richard Arlen.

Action! Young Hitchcock (30-ish) circa late1920s.
Photo: Jim Rapsis

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