We just learned that the lovely Academy-Award winning actress Shirley Jones will be honored at the 49th annual Labor Day-weekend event, Cinecon Classic Film Festival.
The five-day foray into classic film-mania — with an accent on rarely seen movies and silent film — that hook or by crook rolls out annually at summer’s end for the past 49 years, will again spool at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
The festival also features a film-paraphernalia market that happens (posters, memorabilia, stuff) in the mezzanine level of the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Most films are screened in 35mm and silent films include live piano accompaniment. Cinecon is for hardcore cinephiles who have seen everything TCM and AMC have to offer.
Shirley Jones received her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Elmer Gantry (1960), and is equally well-known for roles in such classic musicals as Oklahoma! (1955) (her film debut), Carousel (1956), and The Music Man (1962).
She gained fame for her work in television as well, starring in the popular TV series The Partridge Family (1970-’74).
Other Shirley Jones film titles include April Love (1957), Never Steal Anything Small, (1959) Two Rode Together (1961), Bedtime Story (1964) and The Cheyenne Social Club (1970).
Jones will be honored with a Cinecon 49 Career Achievement Award at its celebrity banquet which will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Sunday evening, September 1, 2013.
Jones, who is the nicest woman in the world — this is probably because she is from Pittsburgh where her family brews Stoney’s Beer at the Jones Brewing Company — will be signing copies of her new tell-all autobiography, Shirley Jones: A Memoir.
Cinecon Classic Film Festival | The Egypian Theatre | Aug 29 – Sep 2 | schedule
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Here is a six-page tour of silent-era Hollywood locations I prepared in connection with the presentation I am giving Friday morning at Cinecon. It shows where Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd filmed 90 years ago.