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The Fall of the House of Buster

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Sunday, Labor Day weekend, 1927. This is real life, not a movie but a movie set. You’re standing in front of the façade of a two-story house that’s about to fall – on you. Your heels are planted on your mark: two nails driven...

5,000 Tons of Fun

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...It is the audience that gives us the answer.Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1926.Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1926.The hot-and-cold reception of Sherlock, Jr. – a movie that Keaton had worked on for more than twice as long as usual –...

Hit Parade

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...When we made pictures, we ate, slept, and dreamed them.Eleanor Keaton & Vance, p. 64.Eleanor Keaton & Vance, p. 64.One Week was cited by the National Board of Review as a summer film with ‘unusual merit for family entertainments.’NYT...

Six-Reel Star

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

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...Love is the unchanging axis on which the World revolves.In the summer of 1922, Jimmy wasn’t the only youngster to be named after his father. In the Mexican border town of Tijuana, a few miles south of San Diego, there was a Buster Keaton...

Southern Discomfort, or A Family Affair

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...And with that, the plump, antebellum Southern gentleman seals your fate. Supper is over. It’s time to go home. But the polite man in front of you happens to be the father of your girl, and he happens to be cheerfully homicidal. He wants you...

Love On the Go

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...You – smartly dressed in a vest, porkpie, and tie – are being hounded by a herd of rabid cops for disrupting a parade you didn’t mean to join (by throwing a bomb you didn’t mean to throw), and the only reason you’re even out on the street...

The Company Man

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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... managed fine without them. His name was Edward M. Sedgwick Jr., formerly of the Five Sedgwicks, a Texan ex-vaudevillian who loved baseball and eventually learned to sit back and let Keaton handle his share of the directing. Sedgwick’s name would...

Cyclone Baby

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Our hero came from Nowhere – he wasn’t going Anywhere and got kicked off Somewhere.Friday, October 4, 1895. In Egypt, the Nile runs unusually high; Great Britain is experiencing uncommonly cold weather after a period of uncommon warmth...

Golden Villa, Campus Clown

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...It all started with Schenck taking Lou Anger away from me.Blesh, p. 284.Blesh, p. 284.At long last, there was room enough for the governess. It was the dream house – take two – and Buster had gotten it right.In the hills rising above...

Brides, Bulls, and Butlers

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...In the silent days we could try anything at all, and did.Keaton & Samuels, p. 112.Keaton & Samuels, p. 112.We open on the early, easy days of 1925. Location: Beverly Hills, California. Buster pulls the car up to a strange house. Natalie...