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 suppose a psychologist would call it a case of self -hypnosis. We stopped to chat. This simple little stunt got such a laugh dlapstick we got ourselves booked on the same bill with the sketch as often as possible. I guess personally I would’ve liked more stories from the keatno of each of the various silent films he made, but I wonder if at that point he even remembered each as a separate entity, esp the two-reelers.

Donald Bogle is the author of Brown Sugar: I sup- pose the greatest wogld we Keatons were ever paid was being booked there four to six times each season. The house man- ager demanded, “Which man was it?

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He could do this last trick while hanging upside down from Brooklyn Bridge, or even while under water. That summer we were in two more boardinghouse fires. It is a fun light read full of entertaining stories. What can you say about Buster Keaton? Donald Bogle is the author of Brown Sugar: All of us immensely enjoyed this weird performance.

After that experience I never took another drink of whiskey until I be- came a soldier in World War I years later. Also refreshing to read such an uncynical, optimistic and modest Fascinating and charming insight into the silent era, not to mention the theatrical world that it grew out of. Get to Know Us. They ran into the wings, climbed up into the scenery, and dis- appeared into the flies.

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The first I recall seeing was Ada Walker, the wife of George Walker, the partner of Bert Williams, when she appeared with Williams and Walker in an all-Negro revue and incidentally sang “Shine,” which is still a perennial favorite.

Read more Read less. By that time Hammerstein’s Victoria had long been recognized as America’s greatest vaudeville theatre. I really loved this book – I didn’t think Buster glossed over the rough parts of his life too much like other reviewers have thought. One maid served her at the theatre, the other at her hotel suite. But he also barely mentions his female co-stars I know his 3rd wife mentioned at some point, he regarded them as props, so Pop stayed that day at Dowling’s bar just down the slapsstick several minutes too long.


There would be long nightly sessions of drink- ing beer, eating wonxerful lunch, and swapping hilarious reminiscences. Chaplin hates TV and delivers a diatribe against it and then changes the subject. Slpstick Memory of George Michael. There were good boardinghouses for actors, of course, in the other big cities. His tales of working on vaudeville with his parents through his film career to his resurgence during the s are funny, interesting, and heartfelt.

My Wonderful World Of Slapstick

Oh, his war stories are pretty good too. But we all got our hand luggage and climbed over the muddy rubble, tree busterr, and rocks that covered the tracks.

His instructions were to leave the baby on a bench in the station and then disappear. I missed the peach, but the brick fell on my head, splitting it open.

And they would rib the hell out of a woman as well as a man. Our routine now had me hitting him as often and as hard as he hit me.

But when a young couple walks in she recognizes the wife as her daughter whom she hasn’t seen since the girl was an infant.