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The Music House Welcomes Red Wings Organist Dave Calendine on Friday August 26 at 7:00PM to accompany a classic Felix the Cat cartoon and two Buster Keaton shorts – “One Week” and “The Balloonatic”.
Everyone loves Felix the Cat, who appeared in film first in 1919 and continued through the “talkie” era and television until 1966. Dave will be accompanying one of the silent era short films.
Buster Keaton was an iconic American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is best known for his silent film work, in which his trademark was physical comedy accompanied by a stoic deadpan expression that earned him the nickname “The Great Stone Face”. Dave will be accompanying “One Week”, a 1920 release that involves a newlywed couple who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in “one week”. A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers packing crates and the groom struggles to assemble the house according to this new “arrangement”. Dave will also accompany 1923’s “The Balloonatic”, where Keaton, has a series of encounters in an amusement park, until happening upon a group of men preparing a gas balloon for launch. He assists the group by climbing atop the balloon to affix a pennant, when it mistakenly takes flight with no one aboard but him. Buster finally downs the balloon in a wilderness area, where he encounters a young outdoorswoman and proceeds to have a series of misadventures.