Thursday, January 2, 2014

Buster Keaton Now With United Artists -- January 2, 2014

An ad from the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook. I wonder who took the photo.  Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version. 

Posing with a bird on his hat while wearing a dark-colored jacket just proves his courage. 

I remember sitting in my grandparents' rumpus room (theirs may have been the only San Francisco home I ever visited that had a rumpus room) when some channel showed an edited version of The General.  I loved the movie and I loved Buster and I loved the way my grandfather said he loved Buster. 

Later I managed to see some of his short films at the public library.  When I was older, I started to visit San Francisco's Avenue Theater, on San Bruno Avenue, where Bob Vaughn accompanied silent movies on the Mighty Wurlitzer every Friday night.  I usually went with my wife, who was then my fiancée.  There we saw every one of his features except Battling Butler, which I have never managed to see. 

I read his My Wonderful World of Slapstick, which I took out from the Main Library. 

1 comment:

  1. United Artists wanted a photo of him smiling.. so this is what they got haha. You can watch Battling Butler on youtube!!


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