Happy birthday, Buster Keaton
October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966
All my life, I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, “Look at the poor dope, will ya?”.
It’s your birthday, Buster Keaton! And here’s all the ol’ art in one crazy long post! Wooo!
Hullo, my darlin’ tumblr peeps! I’m sooooo very sorry I haven’t been around as much as I’d like to lately, but helping to helm the Damfinos and promote Buster Keaton’s legacy takes a bunch of time, y’know? As you’ve probably gathered, we’ve made a major find lately - an entire cache of lost photos and negatives taken behind the scenes of the making of The General in 1926.
Y’know, tumblr, without you - this monumental silent film find would NOT have happened! Once upon a time, a couple of us got together via tumblr and discovered that we had a shared interest - Buster Keaton. We got together and met in person. That simple post led to a life long friendship and a commitment to bring you all the undiscovered Buster info we could find!
Here’s where it starts, folks. Via tumblr, we found stuff. You can too!! Wanna know how? Just ask! BTW - I love all y’alls. (I’m from Texas - and that’s how we say it). —SB
Darlin, tumblr-ers: we’ve just made an amazing discovery of photos and nitrate negatives of behind-the-scenes shots of Buster’s THE GENERAL. The photos and negatives were taken by a local photog in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and have remained hidden for all these years until recently discovered. Help us celebrate this amazing find, and learn how YOU, TOO can find lost silent-film treasures! See https://www.facebook.com/BusterKeatonSociety?ref_type=bookmark
Luy y’all. Srsly. You can find this stuff, too!
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Buster in The Saphead, 1920