Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Elk's Head Hotel Commercial

Now up and running: our commercial for The Elk's Head Hotel. You Keaton fans will recognize the name from the 1918 short film The Bell Boy. Enjoy...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Random Keaton Note #11

Buster was almost 9 years older than his brother, Harry, and 11 years older than his sister, Louise.

Harry, Louise, and Buster c. 1907

Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Non-Buster Post

That's right-- a post that does not contain the word "Buster." How about that? But is does have to do with the Silent Era. While browsing a thrift store recently, I saw this peeking over a row of note cards:

The colors and font looked very early 70s' to me which I like so I was curious. Lo and behold: an old Hallmark book style card.

All the images appear to be from silent films. I don't recognize any scenes or actors, but it's still pretty cool. And the added text might make this a very early meme!

So a piece from two pasts-- early 70s and 1920s. Have a good day out there!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sherlock Jr Art Journal

Here is a little BK art on a Sunday afternoon. Two pages in my Smash Book (or art journal if you prefer). All "cut and paste" collage style by yours truly.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Posting For No Reason...

Just dropping in with a BK photo. Buster, Sybil Seely, and their uncredited child actor in The Boat 1921.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Random Keaton Note #9

The name of the ship in The Navigator (1924) was Buford.

Buster with the Buford's captain, Johnny O'Brien.

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Rough House Centennial Plus One

Today marks the 101st anniversary of original release of The Rough House. Pop over to our Youtube channel and watch our mock trailer for a little mini celebration (link is in the right sidebar). 

Buster and Josephine Stevens

Monday, June 18, 2018


I don't know about your neck of the woods, but it sure is hot here. And, yes, we're still working on the Elk's Head commercial while slowly melting.

Buster and Marceline Day in The Cameraman 1928

Sunday, June 10, 2018

So Why Keaton, Part 6: Buster in Bloom

Here it is: the obvious, the shallow, the cosmetic reason for Keatonholism: his looks! I could write about soulful eyes, a perfectly imperfect nose, complementing mouth, chiseled bones, but in this case, pictures speak louder than words.

I rest my case.

On a not so shallow note, BK's features seemed specifically designed for performing. Large eyes, classic profile... The next time you watch an early Keaton film pay extra attention to his visage (there's a tough assignment). It stands out from everyone else on the screen.

This post concludes my little essay on why I continue to promote Buster Keaton. I could offer more, but for now, I'm sure you get the point. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Random Keaton Note #8

I've seen this picture many times, but only recently realized there is a snake around Buster's neck!

Buster and Kathleen Myers in Go West, 1925