Happy Friday, all! It’s hard to believe, but the anticipated Buster Blogathon V is only ten days away!
This year we have a lot of Busterthon regulars as well as some new faces. A hearty welcome to all–this event is shaping up to be as exciting and enlightening as previous years!
So for this year’s ‘thon, I’ve decided to give away a copy of the book Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton by noted film historian/modern day detective John Bengtson. This essential work covers Buster’s numerous filming locations, from shorts to masterpieces like The General, in minute and copiously-illustrated detail. It’s an awe-inspiring book that allows fans to literally stand in the same places as our favorite comedian. I never travel to L.A. without it! (And one day when I finally visit Cottage Grove, Oregon, it’s the first thing going in my carry on.)
Bloggers: I wanted to send out a reminder that the talented artist Julia Hut is offering to illustrate your Buster articles! If you’d like her to create illustrations for your post, let her know at least a week ahead of the blogathon dates so she has time to design them for you. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a couple samples of her work:
Also, I know many of you are familiar with the blogathon drill (and a few of you are already getting out posts ahead of time, which is grand), but just in case: During the blogathon dates, send me the links to your posts whenever they are ready–no pressure! If you’re posting early that’s fine too, just send the link my way and it’ll be up by the 18th. (And if you could maybe drop Silent-ology a nod during the blogathon days, that would a fine gesture too!)
Looking forward to it, everyone!!
Silent-ology | Buster’s Wife’s Relations–Getting To Know The Talmadge Family
Movie Movie Blog Blog II| Buster and Lucille Ball’s 1965 TV sketch
and Seven Chances
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films | Sherlock Jr.
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood | Article on Buster’s coverage in LA Times film gossip
Silver Screenings | The Cameraman
A Person in the Dark | “Learning About Buster” essay
Julia Hut | Artwork TBA
Silver17 Productions | Tribute video about surreal moments in Buster’s films
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest | “Buster Keaton: The Art of the Gags” essay
Big Riot V Squad | The Comique films and Roscoe Arbuckle’s team
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | The General
Critica Retro | The Saphead
Taking Up Room | How To Stuff a Wild Bikini
A la rencontre du Septième Art | Our Hospitality
The Stop Button| Hard Luck
The Wonderful World of Cinema | The Great Buster (2018)
MovieRob| Limelight (1952)
Welcome To My Magick Theatre | Spite Marriage