Only ten days until the Second Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon!! Are you getting as excited as I am?!
I’m doubly excited about what I’m about to share right now. You might remember that in my original announcement post I mentioned a drawing for all the blogathon participants. Well, I’ve got the details for you–and how!
The drawing (conducted by me by putting names into my handy ’20s style flapper hat!) will be on Feb. 9. The winner will receive a $25 voucher to the online store Buster Stuff, courtesy of the International Buster Keaton Society–a.k.a. the Damfinos. The Damfinos been working to “foster and perpetuate appreciation and understanding of the life, career and films of comedian/filmmaker” for over twenty years now. Their Buster Stuff offers (good) books, t-shirts, mugs, magnets, jewelry–even replicas of that famous porkpie hat!
And not only that, but the Damfinos would like to print the winning post in their Keaton Chronicle! This is their quarterly publication covering all things Buster, including research that can’t be found anywhere else. (The post can be reworked as needed.) Pretty darn cool! Thank you so much, Damfinos!!
The updated roster is below. When Feb. 7 and 8 arrive, simply send me the link to your post whenever it happens to be ready on either of those two days. Good luck with your writing! (And if you’re a blogger who’s just hearing about our Buster ‘thon, you’re still welcome to join! The more the merrier.)
To see last year’s contributions (here’s a link to the First Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon.
Silent-ology | Le Roi des Champs–Élysées
MovieMovieBlogBlog | Our Hospitality
The Cinematic Frontier | The General
MOON IN GEMINI | Seven Chances
Movies Silently | Keaton’s chop suey recipe
nitrateglow | Book review of Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy
In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | Steamboat Bill, Jr and Buster’s influence on silent era Hollywood
MIB’s Instant Headache | Review of the Buster Keaton Silent Shorts collection
Welcome to My Magick Theatre | The Cameraman
Once Upon a Screen | Go West
The Wonderful World of Cinema | Spite Marriage
An Ode to Dust | How Doughboys was influenced by Buster’s service in WWI
Portraits by Jenni | Appearance on TV show Route 66
Buster Keaton’s Name | The meaning of the nickname “Buster” and its use in the late 19th century
Critica Retro | Work with Roscoe Arbuckle
thefyuzhe | Favorite poses
nearlywitchez | Buster’s costume
Girls Do Film | The Navigator
Silver Screenings | Sherlock Jr.
tgreywolfe | Buster and the Tragic Mask
MovieFanFare | Three Ages
Second Sight Cinema | The fall–and rise!–of Buster’s career