The 2013 Silent Movies Calendar -- the Flying Machines edition -- is sold out. Expect a new 2014 calendar towards the end of this year!
I produce this calendar every year with generous contributions of photographs from silent film fans, as a benefit to silent film preservation. The proceeds from the 2013 calendar will go to the George Eastman House.
The Silent Movies Benefit Calendar features silent film artwork and birthdays of silent-era film stars and personalities, as well as notable marriages, deaths, film openings, and other significant dates. This year, all of the photos have flying machines, ranging from bi-planes and dirigibles to balloons and fantastical imaginary craft.
Total net proceeds (after printing expenses) are used to benefit silent film restoration.
The 2013 silent film calendar will benefit the George Eastman House.
- The 2012 silent film calendar benefitted the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
- The 2010 and 2011 silent film calendars benefitted the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Niles California http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/.
- The 2009 calendar funds supported an internship in film preservation through the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
- The 2008 calendar funds supported the video restoration of Bardelys the Magnificent through Film Preservation Associates and Lobster Films.
- The 2007 calendar funds were donated to the George Eastman House.
- The 2006 calendar benefitted Film Preservation Associates.
- The 2004 alt.movies.silent calendar raised $1442.06, enough money to fund two projects. We funded a print of This Way Out (1916), which features a young Babe Hardy among others, which made the film's preservation by the Library of Congress a priority. We also funded copying of some unique tinted nitrate outtakes from The Thief of Bagdad that were deteriorating.
- The 2003 calendar made possible a donation of $671.07 to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, earmarked for preservation activities in silent film.