The Silent Comedy Watch Party – ep #24 – September 6, 2020

Episode #24 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday September 6, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Stan Laurel, Toto and Harold Lloyd.

SPECIAL GUEST: Suzanne Lloyd will join us to talk about FROM HAND TO MOUTH and her grandfather, Harold Lloyd.

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

Films scheduled for this episode:

SHORT ORDERS (1923) starring Stan Laurel, with George Rowe, Marie Mosquini, Eddie Baker, Mark Jones, Jack Ackroyd, Jack O’Brien; dir. Percy Pembroke; prod. Hal Roach; photo. Robert Doran; rel. September 2, 1923 by Roach Comedies; 1 reel; presented courtesy of Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films, and sourced from the DVD The Stan Laurel Collection 2 (2008); available on Amazon

HIS BUSY DAY (1918) starring Toto, with Bud Jamison, Margaret Joslin, Harry Todd, Clarine Seymour, Charles Stevenson, Dee Lampton; prod. Hal Roach; photo. Robert Doran; rel. April 28, 1918 by the Rolin Film Company; 1 reel; presented in a digital transfer from a 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress.

FROM HAND TO MOUTH (1919) starring Harold Lloyd, with Mildred Davis, Peggy Cartwright, Snub Pollard, Wallace Howe, Gus Leonard, Noah Young, Mark Jones, Fred Newmeyer, Dee Lampton, Charles Stevenson, William Gillespie, Helen Gilmore; dir. Alfred J. Goulding; prod. Hal Roach; photo; Walter Lundin; rel. December 28, 1919 by the Rolin Film Company; presented courtesy of Harold Lloyd Entertainment and Suzanne Lloyd; released on the DVD The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection Vols. 1-3 (2005); available on Amazon

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 (21:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 3 am Monday
  • Western Australia – 6 am 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 3:00 pm EDT on Sunday, September 6, 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.

Our logo and graphic design is by Marlene Weisman.
Suzanne Lloyd and Ben Model, at the TCM Classic Film Festival in 2018; photo by Karl Mischler

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[…] Today at 3pm (Eastern) on the Silent Comedy Watch Party hosts Ben Model and Steve Massa have Suzanne Lloyd as their special guest to chat about her grandfather Harold Lloyd and his short From Hand to Mouth (1919). Also on tap are the rare Toto comedy His Busy Day (1918) and a solo Stan Laurel in Short Orders (1923). All the info is here. This is one you won’t want to miss! […]

Annette Lloyd

What a lovely program today! Great Roach showcase! Thank you Ben & Steve & Sue!!!