“Not Wanted” — though more is wanted

June 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

h/t to the indispensable bioscope for pointing me to US silent film accompanist Ben Model’s YouTube channel. Ben Model has been posting short silent films with his own piano accompaniment for a while. The latest is 1-reel (the only reel surviving?) of a 1924 Billy West comedy, “Not Wanted”. This is after West’s early career as a Chaplin impersonator, though traces of Chaplin’s small-lost-figure appear in little jerks of the shoulders or other looks to the camera. Enjoy:

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