Oral history interview with Joseph Francis (Buster) Keaton, 1958
|Creator: ||Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966||Project: ||Popular arts project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 39 pages Sound recording: 1 reel Sound recording (Memoirs of the of the Movies excerpts): 1 reel|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Family background in medicine shows; childhood experiences in vaudeville; beginning in pictures with Fatty Arbuckle; the Keaton Studios, 1922-28: "Hard Luck," "The Navigator," "Sherlock, Jr."; working for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, advent of sound; comedy and comedians. Audio is comprised of the interview and the narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"