The 2017 edition of Silents Under The Stars was a magical, fun, grand time for 230
delighted guests. Once again, this starlight evening, which has become the highlight
event of FOHP's calendar year, lived up to its billing and more.
by the Saguaro Sisters with Will Ryan, is still being talked about.
Wagon Tracks was not only the best quality film yet seen at an Evening Under
The Stars event, but it also showcased Bill Hart's dramatic acting ability. And of course,
what would the evening be without Ray Lowe's musical accompaniment, marvelous as
always with his original scores? Ray's musical ability to make these silent classics come
to life is considered so important that the evening was moved from its usual spot in the
middle of August to July 29th to accommodate his schedule.
Highlights of the evening included an address by L. A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
and a presentation to long-term park manager Norm Phillips for his years of service and
his close cooperation with FOHP.
Sherron Blowers and her amazing committee are to be congratulated on the effort,
planning, long hours, and frustration that go into the production of the evening.
Without the talent, contacts, experience, dedication and persistence of five very
committed people, the event most likely would not even exist. Planning began back in
April, and the quality of the evening reflected the effort.
There are many ways to evaluate the success of an event. No matter how it is measured,
every metric that can be applied to the evening of July 29 will register at or near 12 on a
scale of one to ten.
And to put a cherry on top of the fun and enjoyment, proceeds from Silent Auction
bidding and ticket sales exceeded last years record total, all of which will go toward the
continuing maintenance and improvements at Hart Park.
Silents Under the Stars:
Featuring William S. Hart starring with his real-life sweetheart,
Jane Novak from 1919, “Wagon Tracks”
As always, our movie will be accompanied LIVE by Mr. Ray Lowe at the keyboard.
This year we're proud to showcase
The Saguaro Sisters with Will Ryan
Featuring singing cowgirls Shona, Karona & Katriona performing Western Skiffle or, as they call it, “Jazz on the Range”, written and accompanied by guitarist, voice actor and comedian Will Ryan.
But that's not all!...