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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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Biographical Note

Comedian

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"

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