Buster Keaton Joseph Francis Keaton) American Comic Actor Mainly in Silent Films

Buster Keaton can smile

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 saying as solemn as Buster Keaton, for […]

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Natalie and Buster Keaton - marriage

Buster Keaton’s 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 Chinese philosopher. It glittered for the moment […]

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Portrait of Buster Keaton, the great stone face, in his trademark hat

Buster Keaton tumbling to fame

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 pick up his five-year-old son by the […]

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Buster Keaton and dog

Buster Keaton Bursts Into Stardom, by Grace Kingsley

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 but a corset! Can’t stub my toe […]

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