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Film Screening: “Ed’s Coed”

May 13 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Mother’s Day showing of the 1929 film Ed’s Coed

At 7:00pm, The Community Center for the Performing Arts in association with the Lane County Historical Museum will present a showing of the silent feature film “Ed’s Coed”, filmed in Eugene by University of Oregon students  in 1929.  (Courtesy of  University of Oregon Libraries and the University of Oregon Foundation). The showing will feature an introduction by Lane County Historical Museum Director, Bob Hart.

The film’s production was coordinated by famous film producer Cecil B. deMIlle’s lead cinematographer James F. McBride.  Many local historic landmarks can be seen in the film including Johnson Hall, the UO’s Hello Walk, Hayward Field, McArthur Court, Skinner’s Butte, a free-flowing Mill Race and many other landmarks. Legendary track coach Bill Hayward and former UO Dean of Men John Straub portray themselves in highlighted sequences of the film. For supporters of preserving Oregon’s history this showing of “Ed’s Coed” is a must-see event.  It is a delightful depiction of the campus life in 1929 and the University of Oregon’s context in the budding community of Eugene, Oregon This version of “Ed’s Coed” includes an original score by Prof. Brian McWhorter (UO School of Music and Dance)

W.O.W. Hall Mothers Day Schedule of Events:
Sunday, May 13th | 2:00–8:30 pm

2:00-4:00 pm – Historic Exhibit Reception: Woodmen of the World: Their History and Their Hall
2:30 pm – Historic Tour & Talk Begins
4:00-6:00 pm – Mother’s Day Square Dance w/ Eugene City BarnStormers and Rosie Sweetman
7:00 -8:30 pm  – Historic Film, Ed’s Coed

For more details visit: www.wowhall.org

The Community Center for the Performing Arts is the stewardship organization for the historic Woodmen of the World Hall, located at 291 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon (corner of 8th and Lincoln). For information regarding donation of archival material or historic preservation efforts at the W.O.W. Hall please contact Jonathan Pincus at jpincus24@gmail.com. For more event information, contact the W.O.W. Hall at (541) 687-2746.


The WOW Hall
291 W 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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