Episode #03 streamed live on Sunday April 5, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Co-hosts Steve Massa introduced and Ben Model live-accompanied shorts starring Cliff Bowes, Harry Watson Jr. (“Musty Suffer”) and Buster Keaton. The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free on YouTube.
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- Pacific Time – 12 noon
- Mountain Time – 1pm
- Central Time – 2pm
- Eastern Time – 3pm
- Argentina Time – 4pm
- UK/England – 8pm
- Europe/Scandinavia et al – 9pm (21:00)
- Eastern Australia – 3am Monday
- Western Australia – 6am Monday
- Japan (Tokyo) – 4am Monday
Films screened on this episode
CHEER UP (1924) – starring Cliff Bowes; with Virginia Vance, Eddie Boland, Frank “Fatty” Alexander, Tommy Hicks; dir. Stephen Roberts; rel. September 28, 1924 by Educational Pictures; 1 reel. Survival status: 16mm owned by Ben Model, donated to Library of Congress, no other known copies. Available on DVD on Accidentally Preserved: Volume 1 from Undercrank Productions.
OUTS AND INS (1916) – from the series THE MISHAPS OF MUSTY SUFFER, starring Harry Watson, Jr.; with Dan Crimmins, Della Connor, Maxfield Moree; dir. Louis Myll; rel. August 2, 1916 by the Geo. Kleine Company; 1 reel. Preserved by the Library of Congress. Available on DVD on The Mishaps of Musty Suffer from Undercrank Productions.
ONE WEEK (1920) – starring “Buster” Keaton; with Sybil Seeley, Joe Roberts; dir. Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline; rel. August 29, 1920 by Metro Pictures Corp. Presented here, with permission, from the Art of Buster Keaton DVD series released by Kino In 2001. Available on DVD/Blu-ray released 2015 by Kino Lorber in new restorations by Lobster Films.
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Mentioned on the Show
Steve Massa’s “cabin fever” recommendations:
- Max Davidson Comedies – 2-disc DVD set (PAL format, region 0)
- Mr. Suicide: Henry “Pathe” Lehrman and The Birth of Silent Comedy – by Thomas Reeder, published by BearManor Media
- Movies That Mattered: More Reviews from a Transformative Decade – by Dave Kehr, published by University of Chicago Press
Information about the Automat, seen in Outs and Ins:
- click here to read “Meet Me at the Automat” on the Smithsonian Magazine website
- click here to read article on Atlas Obscura, “After Automats Died in New York, They Flourished in the Netherlands”
- the podcast 99% Invisible did this story about Horn & Hardart automats
- visit the official website for FEBO, the automat chain in the Netherlands
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