MOMA Unseen Universal Shorts Programs!

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MOMA Unseen Universal Shorts Programs!

PostWed Apr 26, 2017 6:08 am

Just a reminder that I will be presenting programs of long unseen (over 80 years) Universal comedy and musical shorts at the Museum of Modern Art on May 6, 7, 10 and 15. These shorts were never re-released not issued to the home market (except one briefly in 1930) and are a rare chance to enjoy films unseen in over eight decades.

As if this embarrassment of riches is not enough, at 7:30PM on May 6th following my program, the great Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will be provide live original accompaniment to the 1927 Lois Weber silent feature SENSATION SEEKERS. Links to the MOMA website for all of these programs follows in the comments section below. Hope you can make it. I will be introducing each program of shorts. MANY thanks to Dave Kehr of MOMA and Mike Feinberg of Universal for making this a reality

Sat. May 6th 4:00 PM and Wed. May 10th 7:00 PM

I KNOW EVERYBODY AND EVERYBODY’S RACKET (’33) – Walter Winchell, Ruth Etting, Paul Whiteman
SCHOOL FOR SWING (’36) – Sylvia Froos, Bert Gordon
ROLLING ALONG (’30) – Charlie Murray & George Sidney
TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS (’36) – Henny Youngman
HUNTING TROUBLE (’33) – Shaw & Lee, Louise Fazenda
THE BIG BENEFIT (’33) Bill Robinson, Mayer & Evans

Sun. May 7th 2:30 PM and Mon. May 15th 7:00 PM

FLIPPEN’S FROLICS (’36) - J. C. Flippen, Baby Rose Marie
YOUR TECHNOCRACY AND MINE (’33) – Robert Benchley
HOLLYWOOD TROUBLE (’35) – The Thalians
ED SULLIVAN’S HEADLINERS (’34) - Ben Pollack, Block & Sully
GOOD TIME HENRY (’34) – Henry Armetta

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Re: MOMA Unseen Universal Shorts Programs!

PostWed Apr 26, 2017 6:13 am

What? What? No RHAPSODY IN ZOO?!?! Ron, how could you possibly omit this Schwarzwald-Gershenson dandy?!

Seriously - looks like a great lineup. Congrats and good luck!

PS for those who don't know it, I uploaded my print:

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Re: MOMA Unseen Universal Shorts Programs!

PostWed Apr 26, 2017 8:51 am

Thanks for the opportunity to see that great short!

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Re: MOMA Unseen Universal Shorts Programs!

PostWed Apr 26, 2017 9:08 am

Isn't that just the way, to edit out the best parts of Mother Riley Meets the Vampire and use it for a separate short!

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Re: MOMA Unseen Universal Shorts Programs!

PostSun May 07, 2017 6:59 am

I was at the Saturday program, and by happenstance was seated in front of Ron Hutchinson. His laughter throughout the program added to the memorable time. All the six shorts were a joy to discover.


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