Episode #57 – May 9, 2021

Episode #57 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday May 9, 2021 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live accompany screenings of shorts starring Charley Chase, Raymond McKee and Mary Ann Jackson.

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Films scheduled for this episode:

HELLO BABY! (1925) starring Charley Chase, with Katherine Grant, Al Hallett; dir. Leo McCarey; photo. Len Powers; rel. January 18, 1925 by Hal Roach Comedies; dist: Pathé Exchanges; 1 reel; presented courtesy of David Kalat and AllDay Entertainment from the 2009 DVD Becoming Charley Chase.

ALICE’S ORPHAN (1926) starring Margie Gay, with Julius, Oscar; dir. Walt Disney; prod. Margaret Winkler; rel. January 15, 1926 by Walt Disney Productions; dist: Margaret J. Winkler Prods.; 1 reel; presented in a digital scan from a 16mm print courtesy of Tommy Stathes.

SMITH’S BABY(1926) starring Raymond McKee and Mary Ann Jackson, with Ruth Hiatt, Sunshine Hart, Billy Gilbert, Bud Jamison, Jack Ackroyd, Joe Young, Budd Ross, Art Rowlands, Thelma Hill, Bobby Dunn, Eugenia Gilbert, Julia Griffith, Gordon Lewis, Andy Clyde, William McCall, Cap the dog; dir. Eddie Cline; story. Percy Heath & Vernon Smith; titles. Felix Adler & A. H. Giebler; photo. Vernon Walker; spec. photo. Ernie Crockett; rel. July 25, 1926 by Mack Sennett Comedies; dist. Pathé Exchanges; 2 reels; presented in a digital scan from a 16mm print courtesy of Richard Sheckman.

Time Zone info:

  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1 pm
  • Central Time – 2 pm
  • Eastern Time – 3 pm
  • Argentina/Nova Scotia – 4 pm 
  • UK/England – 8 pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9 pm (20:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 5 am Monday
  • Western Australia – 3 am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 4 am Monday

Where to watch the show:

The stream will go live on YouTube about 5-10 minutes before the show’s start time at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Click the image below to go to Ben Model’s YouTube channel where you can subscribe and get an email notification about the stream link.

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Mentioned on episode 57:
Steve Massa and Ben Model’s “cabin fever” recommendations:

  • George Melies: First Wizard of Cinema 1896 – 1913 (Flicker Alley, 2008); available on Amazon.

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