With the monetary and critical success of "The Artist" it looks like Silent Movies are making a comeback.
Director/Writer/Actor Alex Monty Canawati's "Return to Babylon" proves this point quite nicely, a homage to a gone by era and it's Gods and Goddesses that graced the silver screen. Starring some really great actors, like Jennifer Tilly as a perfectly cast Clara Bow, Debi Mazar as Gloria Swanson and Maria Conchita Alonso as Lupe Velez, "Return to Babylon" is a lovely piece of work.
Thanks to Mr. Canawati who, by the way plays Rudolph Valentino in the picture, for inviting me to the World Premiere at Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club, held where else, at Cicada Restaurant located in Downtown Los Angeles.
On hand was special guest of honor Giovanni Guglielmi - Rudolph Valentino's Great Nephew - so rather than me continue writing about this special event, that had a dress to impress mandate in the invite, check out the images I snapped while there...Enjoy!
|Giovanni Guglielmi & Alex Monty Canawati|
|The Festive Crowd|
|Mr. DeMille I Presume|
|The 1920's Live!|
|The Entrance to Cicada|
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