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Silent Film Series celebrating Harold Lloyd & Lunch at Shun Lee Cafe

Shun Lee Cafe is conveniently located across the street from Lincoln Center. The black and white checkerboard dining room is decorated with images from the Chinese calendar. Terrific Dim Sum on rolling carts in constant motion and a variety of dishes in smaller portions completes the menu at Shun Lee Cafe. The main restaurant is located next door, but this restaurant is less expensive and equally as good. That is why it was chosen. We have eaten here twice before and everyone really liked it.

 

 

 

 

 

Shun Lee Cafe - 12:00 pm Sharp!

43 W. 65th Street/Lincoln Square

(between Broadway & Central Park West)

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http://www.shunleewest.com/pdf/ShunLeeCafe.pdf

 

*** Please bring small bills (1's, 5's, 10's) to help facilitate payment.

We will be getting 4 checks, with 4 people on each check.Please do not only bring a $20 bill hoping for change, it doesn't work.

***We have to order right away since we need to be at the theater by 1:30pm

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After lunch...


New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Bruno Walter Auditorium

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

 

HAPPY 120 BIRTHDAY, HAROLD LLOYD! THE "GLASSES" VARIATIONS

 

Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies.

Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era.

 

 

Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his "Glass" character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s era America.

His films frequently contained "thrill sequences" of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats, for which he is best remembered today. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most enduring images in all of cinema.

Lloyd did many of these dangerous stunts himself, despite having injured himself in August 1919 while doing publicity pictures for the Roach studio. An accident with a bomb mistaken as a prop resulted in the loss of the thumb and index finger of his right hand (the injury was disguised on future films with the use of a special prosthetic glove, though the glove often did not go by unnoticed).

Although Lloyd's individual films were not as commercially successful as Charlie Chaplin's on average, he was far more prolific (releasing twelve feature films in the 1920s while Chaplin released just three), and made more money overall ($15.7 million to Chaplin's $10.5 million).


Last year we went to the Silent Clowns Film Festival and had a wonderful time.

This time around they are celebrating Harold Lloyd's birthday by showcasing 2 of his classic films:

The Kid Brother (1927).
Directed by Ted Wilde. 80 minutes.

Why Pick On Me? (1918)
Directed by Gilbert Pratt. 10 minutes.

*Live musical accompaniment for all screenings by Ben Model

 

*The films begin at 2:30pm. A full auditorium is expected so we need to be on the line by 1:30pm the latest to be sure to secure our seats.

 

Hope you can join us for some funny silent films and a delicious lunch.

Ivy

 

 

Subway (Check mta.info/weekender for updates)

Take R train to 42nd St-Times Square Station.

Transfer to #1 local train to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station.

Walk 4 minutes to the restaurant.

 

Meetup Fee: $3.00 will collected at the restaurant to help defray the costs of maintaining the group. (Exact change please)

Perfume Allergy: Please refrain from wearing perfume. Thanks for understanding.

 

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  • Denise

    Very entertaining and informative

    March 10, 2013

  • Paulette

    Ivy, thanks so much for the good conversation & food, as well as the amazing silent film. I was riveted!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time. The ladies were friendly and we had a lot of laughs. Made some new friends. Look forward to doing it again. The films were fun. All in all, a very pleasant day!

    March 9, 2013

  • Andrea

    Leave it to Ivy to set up another enjoyable and informative meetup!
    Shun Lee Cafe was the perfect setting for a congenial and delicious lunch followed by the highly entertaining film, The Kid Brother, starring the great silent film star Harold Lloyd.
    I had a wonderful time!

    March 9, 2013

  • Linh N.

    It was very nice to meet all of you today. Even though I didn't have a chance to talk to everyone. Hope to you all again soon.
    Ivy- thank you an awesome afternoon lunch & silent comedy movies. It was very enjoyable for me. You have a wonderful group of women. I'm that I went. Thank you all. :-)

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a nice group, seeing older friends and making new ones are good for the heart. Lunch was nice and very convenient to our interesting film series. This perks the interest to look up more at the library. Thanks again, Ivy!

    March 9, 2013

  • Diane P.

    We had a great time! Shun Lee had very tasty food & quick service. The Harold Lloyd films were funny & entertaining. And, of course, the group was just the best -- so friendly & congenial.

    March 9, 2013

  • Ivy

    It was a lovely day outside and we had an equally lovely meetup inside. Lunch at Shun Lee Cafe was delicious and fun. After, we were lucky to get great seats for the Silent Film Festival and saw two films which everyone enjoyed. It was a pleasure meeting two new members, Abby and Linh and spending a fun afternoon with old friends as well. Thanks to all the ladies who came out to share a wonderful day!

    March 9, 2013

  • Mary H.

    I have a very good and fun time. The event is interesting and entertaining, luch is good also. The group is fun to be with.

    March 9, 2013

  • ABBY

    Great! A lot of laughs and a nice group to enjoy the activities.

    March 9, 2013

  • Ivy

    I am calling SHUN LEE CAFE tomorrow with a FINAL COUNT. I expect everyone that RSVP'd yes to be there. If you cannot attend, please CHANGE your RSVP right away. Some members are emailing me when they cannot attend, which is great, but you must ALSO change your RSVP as well. Before I leave for an event, I check this meetup site ONLY. I do not have time to read my email. Please be sure to keep the attendee list accurate so that other can also attend.

    See everyone on Saturday at 12:00pm. Don't forget to READ THE MENU NOW so that we can order lunch right away.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I now have a commitment for that day that I can't break. Next time we're on!

    March 7, 2013

  • Marie

    Ivy, I caught a very bad cold/cough and had to travel in the bad weather yesterday, so now it's worse. Even if I feel a bit better by Saturday, I think I should stay home and rest up, not feeling too well. Marie

    March 7, 2013

  • ABBY

    I'd like to be added for wait list for Saturday's Silent Film Series. I'm a "girl" wanting to have fun, make new friends and meet new people. Heard that you are a terrific organizer with great reviews. Hoping to attend, Abby

    March 6, 2013

  • Ivy

    We are all watching the weather right now. Based on the forecast, the worst should be Wednesday night into Thursday. Saturday is supposed to be 50 degrees! I am planning to have this meetup on Saturday.

    If you realize that you cannot attend because of the weather or for any other reason, please be sure to change your RSVP RIGHT AWAY. Thank you.

    March 6, 2013

  • Odette O

    I would really love to come but I just got a puppy and I don't really want to leave her alone for so long.

    March 1, 2013

    • Ivy

      Oh, how cute. I understand. She's you're baby. I hope you don't wait too long to join us. Take care.

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make this date....hope another time.

    February 24, 2013

  • Ivy

    I know it's in March but I wonder if anyone would like to still come to the Silent Film Festival and Shun Lee's Cafe March 9th. I want to make a reservation for 16 and there are three spots left. We had a lot of fun last year at the festival and this one is devoted to Harold Lloyd.

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it after all.

    February 12, 2013

  • Diane P.

    You do have interesting events listed. The NY public library of Performing Arts seems to have such interesting programs on their calendar.

    February 10, 2013

    • Ivy

      Thanks Diane. We have been there several times already including a silent film festival, a Noel Coward exhibit and a piano recital last year.

      February 10, 2013

  • Marie

    This sounds so interesting! Can't wait to see this.

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an inventive variety of meetups, Ivy. Sounds so fun!

    February 6, 2013

    • Ivy

      Thanks so much, June. We went last year to the film festival and we saw about 5-6 short films and it was wonderful. There is piano accompaniment throughout like you hear during a silent movie. Afterwards, there was a brief Q & A with Ben Model (pianist) and the curator of the program.

      February 6, 2013

  • alexis

    Thanks Ivy
    Looking forward to another wonderful event that you have organized

    February 6, 2013

    • Ivy

      Thanks Alexis. :-) Haven't seen you for a while. Hope things are going well for you.

      February 6, 2013

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