IT IS HERE.
UPDATE 2/21/17: The third and final day of the blogathon is here! New posts are up and ready for viewing, enjoy!
For the third year in a row we’re celebrating the work of our genius in slapshoes, the one and only Buster Keaton. His work is timeless, his mark on film history irreplaceable, and of course, he was the master of making us laugh. And this time around we are also commemorating a special year: the centennial of Buster’s entry into films, a milestone year that will never come again.
100 years ago Buster agreed to play a scene in Roscoe Arbuckle’s brand new Comique two-reeler. And movie audiences have been falling for his talent and humor ever since.
Bloggers: Please send me the link to your post whenever it’s ready today, tomorrow, or Tuesday. I’ll be updating periodically throughout the blogathon. Don’t forget that I’ll be holding a drawing for all participants, the winners receiving a either a $25 gift certificate to Buster Stuff, a copy of Imogene Sara Smith’s book The Persistence of Comedy, or the DVD set Industrial Strength Keaton! The drawing will be held on February 22.
Readers: Drop by often to see the latest posts–and don’t forget that we bloggers adore comments. And when you’re finished reading all the wonderful posts, why not pop in a few Buster films? It’s BK100, y’all–let’s celebrate!
And once again, here are the links to the First and Second Annual Buster Blogathons.
Silent-ology: Analyzing the Molasses Scene From The Butcher Boy
Silver Screenings: Steamboat Bill, Jr. or Buster Keaton and the Important Things in Life
Special Purpose Movie Blog: The General: Factual or Fictional?
MovieMovieBlogBlog: For the Love of Buster Keaton
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood: An Early Keaton Fan: Grace Kingsley
Big Riot V Squad: Buster Keaton: From Stage to Screen
Finding Nelson Evans: Keaton’s Leading Ladies in Pictures
Caftan Woman: Review of the books Keep Your Eye on the Kid, Bluffton: My Summer with Buster Keaton, and Keaton Comedies: A Toby Bradley Adventure
Silent Locations: Amazing New Keaton Discoveries: My Wife’s Relations
Life’s Daily Lessons Blog: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Little Bits of Classics: Chaplin and Keaton: Two Friends in the Limelight
Popcorn Optional: Buster Keaton: A Wonderful World of Slapstick
Welcome To My Magick Theatre: Buster Goes to College
Senseless Cinema: The Haunted Worlds of Buster Keaton
An Ode to Dust: Buster Keaton: In the Works (Graphic novel project)
Century Film Project: Oh Doctor!
Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews: Our Hospitality
Critica Retro: Review of My Wonderful World of Slapstick
The Fyuzhe: On Buster’s Television Work
Hometowns to Hollywood: Buster’s Hometown of Piqua, Kansas
Prince of Hollywood: 100 Years of Buster Keaton: The First Films of a Comedy Legend
The Midnite Drive-In: Twilight Zone episode “Once Upon a Time”
The Scribe Files: Buster, Italian Style (or Due Marines e un Maestro)
Christina Wehner: The Joy of Discovering Buster Keaton
The Wonderful World of Cinema: My First Time With Buster Keaton: One Week
The Lonely Critic: The Navigator
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Hello, I can’t wait to see all the posts coming up about Buster 🙂 Here’s the link of mine:
Thank you so much! (Love the title, by the way.)
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Hi Lea – this is one of my favorite Keaton posts – https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/amazing-new-keaton-discoveries-my-wifes-relations/
Best wishes, John
Fabulous, I love that post too! Thanks so much for contributing, John. 🙂
Here is a link to a blog I wrote a few years back when I first discovered Keaton. If it’s too old, I understand.
That works just fine for me! Thank you for contributing, James.
I just published mine. I hope it’s not too long!
Sorry, forgot the direct link.
No such thing! 😉 Thank you very much!
Hello. Here is a link to my contribution for the blogathon, called “The Haunted Worlds of Buster Keaton.” Thanks for hosting, and thanks to everybody for all the great posts.
Thank you so much for contributing!
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Here’s mine! https://anodetodust.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/buster-keaton-in-the-works/
Thank you so much!!
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Mine is up: http://centuryfilmproject.org/2017/02/20/oh-doctor-1917/
Thank you sir!
Hi! Great blogathon so far! I thought I already sent you my post for the blogathon but I couldn’t find it in the comments section. It is on “Our Hospitality”. https://charsmoviereviews.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/our-hospitality-1923/
Thank you Charlene–adding it right away!
Sweet! 🙂 Thank you!
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Hi, Lea! It was a great experience to read Buster’s autobiography. Here’s my review:
Now on to reading!
Thank you so much Le!
Here it is Lea!
Sorry – the link posted the whole post!
😀 Technology, eh?
I’ll edit it, gotta make sure some traffic goes to your actual site! 😉
Thank you, Vicky!!
Here’s the post from Hometowns to Hollywood: https://home2hollywood.wordpress.com/kansas/buster-keaton/
Awesome, thanks Annette!
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Here is my post: https://douglasfairbanksjr.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/100-years-of-buster-keaton-the-first-films-of-a-comedy-legend/
Thanks for hosting another great year and I look forward to reading everyone’s posts!
Thank you Elizabeth!
My post on Keaton’s appearance on The Twilight Zone is up and live.
Excellent, thank you so much!
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I just put up my post on Discovering Buster Keaton: https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/the-joy-of-discovering-buster-keaton/
Thanks so much for hosting! It has been lovely to participate and read. 🙂
Thank you so much! My apologies for not being able to put this on the roster this afternoon, an unexpected project came up at work and kept me from my computer MUCH longer than expected. (Naturally, right?) Thanks again!
No problem! I was so glad to be able to participate. 🙂
Here is my post on The Navigator for the Blogathon.
Thanks Tucker! Updating!
scratch that, I’m not proud of what I’ve written.
Are you sure? I can post any other Buster-related posts you might have, instead.
I made a mistake involving Noble Johnson. I need a large correction first then maybe I’ll post it.
I should’ve caught it before I ever posted the article.
OK, let me know what you decide!
Hi, I decided to revise and re post The Navigator piece, please use this link instead.
Sure thing! Thank you so much. 🙂
Hi Lea, here is my post on One Week for the blogathon. I hope I’m not too late! I’m quite busy these days, but I really wanted to submit it. Thanks so much for hosting! 🙂
Hi there! No, not too late at all! 🙂
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