Copies of this book are for sale. Here is the link with all the details, although there is no guarantee there will be another "Buster" contained within.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Here is a bit of Keatonablia I've never seen before. A c.1930 child's activity book called The Rapid Draughtsman. Made in Germany, the little book is the equivalent of today's "invisible coloring books." This antiquated version simply used a pencil (the edge of a coin might work too) to reveal an image on a blank page. Look what this page revealed.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Don't forget the 5th Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon coming up in February. Once again hosted by Silent-ology, it is scheduled for the 18th and 19th. You can click on the BK picture on the right side for more details. Silver 17 will be contributing a video showcasing the surrealism in Buster's silent films. And if the photo below, "Buster Di Milo," doesn't scream, surrealism, then I don't know what does.
Footnote: Did you know the proper name for the original statue is "Aphrodite of Milos?" Yep. It was created around 100 BC. Wow.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
...you can read Buster's autobiography, My Wonderful World of Slapstick, online (and for free too)? Here is the link to the Media History Digital Library. And, in case you're interested, there are also other period articles and ads from magazines concerning BK at the same site.