Universal, like other studios, released dozens of one- and two-reel shorts every year to support feature programs. However, none of their over 300 shorts were ever rereleased or sold to television or home markets. For the very first time since their initial release over eight decades ago, MoMA and Universal are pleased to present, in new prints from the vaults, a total of 11 of these long-unseen gems, in two programs. HD video.

Program approx. 100 min.

Introduced by Ron Hutchinson, Founder, the Vitaphone Project.

Flippen’s Frolics. 1936. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With J. C. Flippen, Baby Rose Marie

Your Technocracy and Mine. 1933. USA. Screenplay by Robert Benchley. With Benchley

Hollywood Trouble. 1935. USA. Directed by Jack Townley. With The Thalians

Ed Sullivan’s Headliners. 1934. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With Ed Sullivan, Ben Pollack, Block and Sully

Good Time Henry. 1934. USA. Directed by James W. Horne. With Henry Armetta

  1. Monday, May 15,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Sunday, May 7,
    2:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2