Tag Archives // Buster Keaton

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Comic Mind” – Gerald Mast

[Translate] Back Cover of The Comic Mind ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Table of Contents Introduction Pt. I: Assumptions, Definitions, and Categories 1. Comic Structures 2. Comic Thought 3. Comic Films—Categories and Definitions Pt. II: Primitives 4. Jests, Tricks, and Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Day The Laughter Stopped”

[Translate] The Day The Laughter Stopped by David Yallop Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and the story of his tragedy. Buster Keaton said that the day the laughter stopped was September 5, 1921 – the day that Virginia Rappe became ill during Read the full article…

Theatre Visionary – Reza Abdoh

[Translate] REZA ABDOH  from interview with Reza Abdoh by Tom Leabhart/Mime Journal “Before that I did a piece in New York entitled “Father was a Peculiar Man”. The title was taken from vaudeville, which interests me a great deal. I Read the full article…

Out West (1918) – Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton

November 8, 2014 // Clown, Comedy, Film, Silent Film, Video // No Comments

[Translate] A satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John. It was the first of Arbuckle’s “Comique” films to be filmed on the west coast, the previous five having been filmed in and around Read the full article…

Buster Keaton in 1961 “Twilight Zone” – Once Upon a Time

April 2, 2014 // Clown, Film, Silent Film // No Comments

[Translate] Season 3, Episode 13 – Written by Richard Matheson – Broadcast on December 15, 1961. Buster Keaton plays Woodrow Mulligan. Travels to the future with a ‘Time Hat’. Directed by Norman McLeod.     Continue reading…