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ep. 31: Scoring Dracula, Playing for Pat & Patachon, Reaching Younger Fans

On this episode, Ben Model talks about creating and performing a live score on theatre organ for the 1931 "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi, shares some insights about programming the "Silent Comedy International" series at MoMA, and discusses why playing at a suburban library is just as important as playing a big film festival. Performance recordings on this episode are from "Dracula" at the Library of Congress, "Vester Vov Vov" with Danish comedy duo Pat & Patachon ("Fy og Bi"), and Harold Lloyd in "Ask Father". Plus, there's news about Ben's upcoming silent film shows and DVD projects. Be sure you're on Ben's email list , so you don't miss a show or new DVD. And, if you want to say "thanks!", why not buy him a cup of coffee ? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes , Stitcher , Google Play Music , Spotify and Overcast ; please consider supporting the podcast at Patreon . 

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