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Marketing Your Clown – Google AdWords

You may be the best clown in your area, but if nobody knows that you’re there, how will they find you?   Whether you clown for ministry or strictly for money (or both), in either case people need to know that you are out there in order for...
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Buster Keaton’s Entry in the 1923/24 Blue Book

[Please note the misprint in the list of Keaton’s released films. “The Ghost” should read “The Goat”! There is also a discrepancy here and between Keaton’s telling of the Pickway hurricane incident.] Young as he is, Buster Keaton has seen much of the face of the earth. He...
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Buster Keaton can smile after business hours

Buster Keaton and his son, Buster Keaton Jr.
Buster Keaton Can Smile After Business Hours, by Dorothy Day – originally published in the New York Telegraph on October 21, 1923 I went to interview Buster Keaton with one ambition in mind–I would make him smile just to see if he could. He can. He favored me...
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Low Comedy as a High Art

Portrait of Buster Keaton, the great stone face, in his trademark hat
Low Comedy as a High Art, by Malcolm H. Oettinger – originally published in Picture-Play Magazine, March 1923 For a long time it was considered a breach of critical etiquette, if there be such a thing, to write of any one engaged in such a lowly sphere as...
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Buster Keaton can smile

Buster Keaton Joseph Francis Keaton) American Comic Actor Mainly in Silent Films
Buster Keaton Can Smile and Yawn, Too, If He Wishes, by Gertrude Chase – originally published in the New York Telegraph on October 8, 1922 A small dark man stepped from the elevator at the Hotel Ambassador looking as solemn as an owl, which is the old-fashioned way of...
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Buster Keaton’s marriage

Natalie and Buster Keaton - marriage
Buster Keaton’s Marriage — Only Three Weeks – by Willis Goldbeck, originally published in Motion Picture, October 1921 “Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.” I sat once in a famous theater in the London Haymarket, and heard that proverb drip from the oily tongue of an aged...
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Buster Keaton tumbling to fame

Portrait of Buster Keaton, the great stone face, in his trademark hat
Tumbling to Fame, by Malcolm H. Oettinger — originally published in Picture-Play Magazine, December 1920 If you’re a “big-time” vaudeville devotee you’ll remember “The Three Keatons.” You may not remember the name, but, if you ever saw them, you couldn’t forget the big comedy Irishman who used to...
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Buster Keaton Bursts Into Stardom, by Grace Kingsley

Buster Keaton and dog
Buster Keaton Bursts Into Stardom, by Grace Kingsley — originally published in the Los Angeles Times, May 16, 1920 “I gotta do some sad scenes. Why, I never tried to make anybody cry in my life! And I go ’round all the time dolled up in kippie clothes–wear everything...
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