Monday, August 31, 2020

Bonus: Buster Sheet Music

Did you know there are a few Buster related sheet music covers? Now you do.

How cool would it be to find one of these in the dusty corner of a thrift store???

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Playhouse Lobby Card

Cute lobby card for The Playhouse. Not in the film, this shot is quite effective nonetheless (be sure to read the sign on the left).

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Two For One Today

Two lobby cards for Three Ages today. Notice the "cute" dinosaur on the right side of the top card.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The General Poster

Any Keaton fan will know this is a poster for The General, but can anyone translate for us? My digging turned up the Zulu language or "fridge on the machine". Uh... I don't think so.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Seven Chances Poster

Nice German poster for Seven Chances. Although do you notice anything amiss? I don't think Buster wore his porkpie hat in this one. And in case you're German is a little rusty, the tagline translates to "The man with the 1,000 brides."

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Allez Oop Poster

A cute poster for one of Buster's talkies, Allez Oop, which featured his Spite Marriage co-star (and long time girlfriend) Dorothy Sebastian.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Bell Boy Lobby Card

Lobby card for The Bell Boy.  And here again we have a scene not in the film. Strictly publicity.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Sherlock Jr. Ad

Not sure if this is a poster or a magazine ad; looks more like an ad to me. At any rate, it's pretty fun.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Go West Program

Either an ad or a program cover for Go West. "Programmet" is Swedish. "Ko-Optimist" is ..? Anybody?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Another Hard Luck Card

Another lobby card for Hard Luck. I had never seen this one before. Once again this is a publicity shot; this scene is not in the film.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Hard Luck Lobby Card

Typical lobby card of the era for Buster's short film, Hard Luck. The actress ready to take a dive is Virginia Fox.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Moonshine Lobby Card

Lobby card for the short film Moonshine. This apparently was just a publicity still as no scene like this appears in the film. That is Buster on the roof by the way.

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Laws Of Hospitality

Yeah-- if the post title confused you, you're not alone. That is the literal translation of the poster title below which is in French.

Considering the film's plot, that actually is a pretty good title, don't you think? And just in case you don't know, the English title is Our Hospitality.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Back Stage Lobby Card

Dig this lobby card for Back Stage. Roscoe is holding Buster or should we say "Busterina??"

Friday, August 7, 2020

Der Cowboy Poster

A German poster for Go West in the style of yesterday's poster. The statement at the bottom left translates to "They tearfully laugh at the saddest cowboy in the world." If you think of "saddest" as in "not too adept" then yeah, they are right, but I have a feeling they mean "sad" literally due to the Great Stone Face mystique.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Seven Chances Lobby Card

Today we have a lobby card for Buster's 1925 film Seven Chances. I think there was a little artistic license used as the women pictured don't really look like the actresses in the film.

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Playhouse Lobby Card

If you've seen The Playhouse, you will understand this image. If not, you are probably thinking, "What the heck?!" And if not-- go watch it!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Cook Poster

So here we are in August. I thought this month I would share some interesting and maybe "new to you" posters and lobby cards for Buster movies that I've come across on the internet. Some of them are pretty darn cool. Case in point:

A Swedish poster for The Cook.