january, 2018

26jan9:30 AM10:30 AMThe Young Keaton (1895-1917)9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Watershed

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Keaton 100
The Young Keaton (1895-1917)

FRI 26 JAN 0930hrs Watershed £8.00/£6.00

David Robinson traces the making of the Buster we know and love, starting with Keaton’s childhood training in vaudeville, and his subsequent transformation of all that he had learned of comedy and stagecraft to the new and very different medium of film.   The talk will recall Keatons’ appearances in English music hall – a bumpy week at the Palace in 1909 and a nostalgic tour in 1951 – and is illustrated with rare early pictures of the Keatons in vaudeville, and examples of Buster’s first film essays, in happy partnership with Fatty Arbuckle.

Hosted by David Robinson.

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