The Silent Comedy Watch Party – ep #12 – June 7, 2020

Episode #12 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday June 7, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Charley Chase, Sarah Duhamel, and Carole Lombard. 

The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free, on YouTube.

Films scheduled for this episode:

ALL WET (1924) – starring Charley Chase, with Helen Gilmore, William Gillespie, Jack Gavin, Martin “Tonnage” Wolfkeil, Martha Sleeper, Dick Gilbert; dir. Leo McCarey; photo. Len Powers; rel. November 12, 1924 by Hal Roach Comedies; dist. Pathé Exchange; 1 reel; this edition is a special preservation by Lobster Films for the 2004 DVD release Slapstick Symposium: Charley Chase Vol. 1; presented here courtesy of Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films; available on Amazon

LE SINGE DE PÉTRONILLE (Pétronille and her Monkey, 1913) – starring Sarah Duhamel; dir. Romeo Bosetti & George Remond; rel. 1913 by Éclair ; 1 reel; this edition preserved by the EYE Filmmuseum (Netherlands), from a 35mm original print in the Jean Desmet Collection; presented here courtesy of the EYE Filmmuseum; film is also viewable on the archive’s YouTube channel

MATCHMAKING MAMMA (1929) – starring Carole Lombard, with Sally Eilers, Johnny Burke, Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Irving Bacon, Madalynne Field, The Sennett Girls; dir. Harry Edwards; st. Carl Harbaugh & Jefferson Moffit; titles. John A. Waldron; photo. Ray Rennahan & Fred Dawson; rel. March 31, 1929 by Mack Sennett Comedies; dist. Pathé Exchange; presented from out-of-print ca. 1990s Lumivision home-video release produced by Tom Toth, which sourced a vintage 16mm print.

Time Zone info:

  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1pm
  • Central Time – 2pm
  • Eastern Time – 3pm
  • Argentina Time – 4pm 
  • UK/England – 8pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9pm (21:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 3am Monday
  • Western Australia – 6am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 4am Monday

Where to watch the show:

The stream will go live on YouTube about 5-10 minutes before the show’s start time at 3:00pm EDT on Sunday, June 7, 2020. 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 12:

Ben Model & Steve Massa’s “cabin fever” recommendations:

  • Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny by Paul C. Tumey. (The Library of American Comics, 2019); available on Amazon
  • Early Universal Films of Eddie Lyons & Lee Moran, Vols. 1 & 2 (prod for DVD by Rare Silent Films); available on ebay.
  • Princess April Morning Glory by Letitia Fairbanks (originally published 1941; Sandramantos Publishing, 2013); available on at the Hollywood Heritage Museum Store and Amazon.

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Louise Langberg

Oh, I will definitely be there!!! I LOVE “All Wet”! Great choice!