1. Buster Keaton poses with a doll of himself.

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    1930s

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Today marks the 118th anniversary of Buster Keaton's birth on October 4, 1895.
Roger Ebert says,:

It’s said that Chaplin wanted you to like him, but Keaton didn’t care. I think he cared, but was too proud to ask. His films avoid the pathos and sentiment of the Chaplin pictures, and usually feature a jaunty young man who sees an objective and goes after it in the face of the most daunting obstacles. Buster survives tornadoes, waterfalls, avalanches of boulders and falls from great heights, and never pauses to take a bow: He has his eye on his goal. And his movies, seen as a group, are like a sustained act of optimism in the face of adversity; surprising how, without asking, he earns our admiration and tenderness.


Happy Birthday Buster! 

 

    Today marks the 118th anniversary of Buster Keaton's birth on October 4, 1895.

    Roger Ebert says,:

    It’s said that Chaplin wanted you to like him, but Keaton didn’t care. I think he cared, but was too proud to ask. His films avoid the pathos and sentiment of the Chaplin pictures, and usually feature a jaunty young man who sees an objective and goes after it in the face of the most daunting obstacles. Buster survives tornadoes, waterfalls, avalanches of boulders and falls from great heights, and never pauses to take a bow: He has his eye on his goal. And his movies, seen as a group, are like a sustained act of optimism in the face of adversity; surprising how, without asking, he earns our admiration and tenderness.

    Happy Birthday Buster! 

     

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  1. Buster Keaton + puppies = two things I can appreciate pre-coffee. - Nell

    bustermylove:

    The dog that Buster Keaton has in his pocket is non other than Ramon Novarro’s Chihuahua Chiquita. Novarro and Keaton were both studio actors at MGM.

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    Puppies in Pockets

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Buster Keaton in Sidewalks of New York (1931) View in High-Res

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    Buster Keaton in Sidewalks of New York (1931)

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    Sidewalks of New York