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Buster Keaton

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

Buster Keaton photo gallery

Buster Keaton photo gallery – photos, from his movies, publicity stills, behind the scenes, and the personal life of the great stone face.  Enjoy! (more…)

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Pajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton

Pajama Party

Pajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster KeatonPajama Party (1964) starring Annette Funicello, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton

buy Pajama Party from Amazon.com In short, Pajama Party  is an Annette Funicello beach party movie — but in addition to the gyrating young girls in bikinis,Pajama Party adds large amounts of clown-level  zaniness as well. The basic story has 3 intertwining plots – a Martian invasion (led by a clean cut, inept Martian teenager and managed by Don Rickles), a beach party complete with teenage angst, and some inept crooks (including Buster Keaton as an American Indian, still wearing his traditional pork pie hat — with a feather in it). There’s a lot of humor in the movie, with slapstick that borders on the Looney Tunes. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it and hope you do as well. (more…)

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Seven Chances (1925) starring Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer

Seven Chances (Buster Keaton)

Seven Chances (1925) starring Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer

Buster Keaton’s silent film, Seven Chances, in a nutshell, laugh out loud funny — I watched it last night on Turner Classic Movies with some of my children, and we were all laughing loud, long, and repeatedly. (more…)

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Buster Keaton Collection: (The Cameraman / Spite Marriage / Free & Easy)

Buster Keaton Collection

Buster Keaton Collection: (The Cameraman / Spite Marriage / Free & Easy)

Editorial review of Buster Keaton Collection courtesy of Amazon.com

The Buster Keaton Collection presents three of the first films (one, The Cameraman, a near masterpiece) Keaton made for MGM beginning in 1928, an arrangement that gradually ushered the great comic actor and director into the sound era but ultimately deprived him of creative control. (more…)

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