Sunday, December 16, 2018

National Film Registry 2018

Hey! The Navigator is being added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress' preserved films. Wow! Congrats, Buster! Here is a link to the list of 25 additions for 2018.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Buster Blogathon 2019

Silentology's 5th annual BK Blogathon is set for February 18th and 19th of 2019. Silver 17 will once again be a participant. We are planning a tribute video featuring Buster's more surreal film moments.

Sherlock Jr. 1924

Buster would never own up to such artistic terms like "surrealism." He maintained he was just trying to get a laugh. I imagine growing up in vaudeville, as Buster did, was a somewhat surreal world. Actors, magicians, make up, costumes...  Perhaps surreal was not so surreal to him.

Here is a link to Silentology's post with the blogathon details.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Buster For Christmas

What to get the Buster Fan on your Xmas shopping list???  Check out Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, Red Bubble, The Damfinos' Store, and Allposters for a variety of products and prices.

The Frozen North  1922

I haven't been paid by any of the above companies for this mention. I just like to browse the Keaton markets now and then; you never know what you might stumble upon.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Marriage of Buster Keaton

"The Marriage of Buster Keaton" is a collage by Salvador Dali. Sent in a letter, it was mailed to a friend in 1926.


Dali

I can't find any other info on the piece. If anyone knows more about it, please leave a comment.

I must be I'm in Heaven-- Buster Keaton and collage art.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Have a nice Thanksgiving holiday, everyone!

See BK on the right side? A still from My Wife's Relations, 1922. The head of the house was played by Monte Collins. Big Joe Roberts can be seen just behind Buster.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Somber, Austere, Sincere, Thoughtful...

Just popping in to let you know we are still working on But Seriously, Buster. And still trying to come up with a better title. Nothing seems to fit. That probably supports the theory Buster was in a league of his own.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans Day 2018

Here is a link to an interesting article on Buster's military service during WWI.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

In The Works: But Seriously, Buster

Currently in the works is something different: a compilation video of our dear BK in his more serious film moments.


Us Keaton devotees know what an excellent actor Buster was. Perhaps our little video will enlighten a few viewers who only look to Buster for laughs. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

By the way, "But Seriously, Buster" is a working title. I'm not overly thrilled. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct 31

Happy Halloween, everyone! While you're eating your trick-or-treat candy tonight watch The Haunted House!


Virginia Fox and BK 1921

Monday, October 29, 2018

Random Keaton Note #14

The working title for Free and Easy (1930) was On The Set.

Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, and BK