Our yearly celebration of all things related to porkpie hats is just under a week away!
I’m excited to see many bloggers returning for a second or third time–a few of you are even here for a fourth time, fantastic! I’m also happy to welcome newcomers to this fine event–hope you enjoy!
For this year’s drawing for participating bloggers I will giving away a copy of Kino’s Blu-ray The Saphead, Buster’s earliest appearance in a feature film. This set also includes the complete alternate version of the film, a featurette, and a rare 1962 recording of Buster entertaining his friends with vaudeville stories.
Bloggers: Once the 12 and 13th roll around, send me your posts whenever they are ready! Posting a day or two early is fine, just send the link my way and it’ll be up by the 12th. A handful of you have posted your contributions already (which must be some kind of record, lol), which is grand, but if you could maybe drop Silent-ology a nod during the blogathon days too that would be grand as well.
If you are just learning about this blogathon and would like to join, go right ahead! Any and all latecomers are welcome.
And here is the updated roster! Let me know if everyone is present and accounted for.
Silent-ology | Recap of the 23rd Annual Buster Keaton Convention 2017
MovieMovieBlogBlog | The Railrodder and an essay on Buster’s Educational and Columbia sound shorts
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films | Essay on why she’s a Buster Keaton fan
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood | Kingsley’s 1920s interviews with Buster
Once upon a screen | Convict 13
Big V Riot Squad | The influence of Buster’s WWI experiences on his films
It’s Rob | Reflections upon visiting Buster’s gravesite
Christina Wehner | Our Hospitality
An Ode to Dust | TBA
Movies Meet Their Match | The General
Welcome To My Magick Theatre | Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Silent Wierdness | Article on work with Roscoe Arbuckle and Al St. John
Silver17 Productions | Mock trailer for The Rough House
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest | Tribute to Buster Keaton
Old Hollywood Films | The history of the Italian Villa
Silver Screenings | College
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | The Cameraman
Critica Retro | The Villain Still Pursued Her
The Wonderful World of Cinema | The Blacksmith
L.A. Explorer | The Navigator
tgreywolfe | Poem about Buster
A Person in the Dark | If Buster were president