Pryor Center Resumes Its Signature Lecture Series


The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, located at 1 East Center Street, Suite 120, in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences resumes its 2018-2019 signature lectures series.

At 6 p.m., on Wednesday, January 30, “Pryor Center Presents: Discovering a Lost Film among Charlie Chaplin’s Outtakes.”

After being invited by the British Film Institute in London to catalog a collection of Charlie Chaplin’s film outtakes, Frank Scheide discovered outtakes from a lost and forgotten feature film entitled ‘King, Queen, Joker, according to Pryor’s website.

The forgotten film was produced by Chaplin’s brother, Sydney, to fulfill his 1919 million-dollar contract with Paramount, according to the website.

Scheide is featured in the film and is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas, where he teaches film history and criticism. 

Scheide’s doctoral dissertation is focused on the early life and music hall career of Charlie Chaplin.

In 2017, Scheide was the recipient of the prestigious endowed faculty award, which was created to “promote the study and teaching of peace and nonviolence in accordance with the insights of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator J. William Fulbright,” according to their website.

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