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Read “My Wonderful World Of Slapstick” by Buster Keaton with Rakuten Kobo. Over half century ago the society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Review: My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton, Charles Samuels. Ernest Callenbach. FILM QUART Vol. 13 No. 3, Spring, (p. 62) DOI: /. An intimate, personal story of Buster Keaton’s private and professional life.

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I was their partner, however, as well as their child. The eel wriggled away across the stage with the broom still tied to it.

Van Wyck, a Tammany man, ordered me brought to his office and stripped so he could see for himself if I had any bruises or black and blue marks. My brother, Harry Stanley Keaton, better known as Jingles, was born when I was nine, my sister Leaton two years later.

Like so many of his wondeerful personas, however, Buster somehow kept going. The innocent observers had no way of knowing, of course, that the sand on that hill was too soft to hurt either the kids or myself when we landed.

Decision of the Umpire. He put her in the breakaway dress and the Kel- lerman. We directed our own pictures, making up slapetick own gags as we went along, saw the rushes, supervised the cutting, went to the sneak previews. Item s unavailable for purchase. Exasperated, Pop would kick me out of his way and grab the business end of the broom. It’s worth reading for fans, but I would suggest reading Slaostick in a Flat Hat first.

Even people who most enjoyed our work marveled that I was able to get up after my bashing, crashing, smashing sessions with Pop. Meanwhile, as I grew older, our act became progressively rougher.


Whereas Keaton always saw life as an opportunity no matter how beaten down he was personally or professionally. This is a fully entertaining book — and the personality of Keaton comes through; he seems like an honest, genuine fellow who admits his flaws and wants you to have a good time — and I enjoyed spending the time with him.

Mh the next theatre we played, two guys on the bill hung onto the broomstick while Pop tugged away like mad. Papa Dollar slapped me once with his huge hand, and Papa Keaton had to be restrained from showering him with hooks and right uppercuts. He otherwise seems like a good dude and the occasional dated bit is almost inevitable for a dude who was born in And he writes in his voice, you know?

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My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

If Pop or I had a sprained ankle we worked despite advice of doctors “to keep off of it for the next few days. And that is all right with me. Slapztick many of these kinds of stories, Buster loves his father and wonerful him as a kind of loving patriarch.

This they brought up to the theatre on the subway in a five-gallon can filled with water. None of us dreamed for a moment that the Englishman would take Eldridge’s advice as even the word “damn” was taboo then in theatres all over America.

When it was almost all gone I headed back to Oklahoma where the Cherokee Strip was being opened up. Read reviews that mention buster keaton charlie chaplin wonderful world practical jokes world of slapstick silent film fatty arbuckle stone face harry houdini great stone roscoe arbuckle interested in buster great insight buster shows us that life book were written best films films get life story keaton and his films like keaton.


To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. What a working childhood. Wnoderful it was just right for us, had three bedrooms, and in the kitchen the gasoline stove on which Mom learned to cook.

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Buster could not even keep slapstick out of his eleven months as a draftee in our World War I army. The doctors massaged her jawbones back into their sockets and sewed up her tongue which had been all but cut in two. We were not really offended.

His first wife, Natalie Talmadge, by all accounts was a spoiled and vengeful woman that took everything he had including the kids and left him to rot.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? He felt terrible about it.

Still on the table I cornered him near the backdrop and coiled the rubber string around his neck. The Annotated Marx Brothers.

Mom carried her to the street where she com- mandeered a horse and buggy and keatob her to the hospital. Get- ting up on the table, I began whirling the basketball around my head, letting out a bit of the rope at a time.