Monday, October 24, 2011

Buster Keaton: Part 8 of 8.

Keaton, has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: One for motion pictures and one for television.

In 1994, caricaturist Al Hirschfeld penned a series of silent film stars for the United States Post Office, including, Keaton.

Keaton, was famous for wearing a "pork pie hat". He started with a Stetson hat and cut it down, stiffening the brim with concentrated sugar water. The hats were often destroyed during Keaton's performances, some were given away as gifts and some were stolen by souvenir hunters. Keaton said he was lucky if he used only six hats while making a film.

To celebrate Halloween, Buster Keaton style, The Haunted House (1921). The short comedy was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline.

Video: First of 3.

So ends our journey through Buster Keaton's amazing film career. Like his performances, his life had many ups and downs, but.. as it seems he always landed on his own two feet. I hope that you enjoyed reading this series as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you...

While Blog surfing, I noticed Mythical Monkey, has a wonderful post about Buster Keaton. Please stop by and check out Mythical silent Oscar's-1917 part-four review.

Buster Keaton Quote:

Not long ago a friend asked me what was the greatest pleasure I got from spending my whole life as an actor. There have been so many that I had to think about that for a moment. Then I said, "Like everyone else, I like to be with a happy crowd."


  1. Awww, Dawn, I'm kind of sad to see your Keaton series come to an end but it was really fun!

    Thanks for including the The Haunted House clip, one I hadn't seen. The collapsing stairs was brilliant.
    Looking forward to whatever's next up your creative little sleeve.

  2. Loved your Buster series, Dawn. Very attractive and through. It was so nice to spend 8 whole posts with him! Great job.

  3. Page, Thank you. I really enjoyed doing the research and learning how talented and loved he was. Next month.. It is all about the blondes. :)

    FlickChick, Thank you. I thought it would not be so overwelming for me to post it in 8 parts.


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