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Buster Keaton

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October 4th 1895 - January 31st 1966

 

     
10th Annual Celebration
September 20- 21, 2002 at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center
P.O. Box 705
205 E. Madison
Iola, Kansas 66749
Buster Keaton bio

October 4th 1895 - January 31st 1966
Film comedian and director Buster Keaton was born in Piqua (Pick-way), Kansas, while his parents were performing in a traveling medicine show. He was the oldest of three siblings.

Myra and Joseph Keaton were touring in October of 1895, with Harry Houdini in a traveling vaudeville show. The troop stopped in Piqua for a performance and while in Paiqua, Myra Keaton gave birth to a baby boy who they named - Frank Joseph Keaton, later to be known as Buster Keaton. The troop eventually moved on and the Keaton son became a well known famous comedy actor and silent screen star.

Buster Keaton only returned one time in his life to Piqua. Although he was never a resident, the people of Piqua are proud to know that their town remains a small part of a great actor's life.

Buster Keaton is laid to rest in Los Angeles California at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

Admission is FREE
Each year Iola, KS, -- ten miles east of Piqua -- hosts a celebration in Keaton's honor.
Highlights

A collection of Buster Keaton's images

The Buster Keaton Museum - Piqua Kansas

Itinerary

Friday, Sept 27, 2002, in the main auditorium atthe Bowlus Fine Arts Center

10:00 am -- WELCOME , ANNOUNCEMENTS, Short Video Montage
10:10 am --JOHN TIBBETTS, Ph.D. Asst Prof of Film, Univ of Kansas Abstract/Bio

NO WAY OUT: COMEDY AND THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT


10:50 am -- Short Cartoon THE SODA SQUIRT, A 1933 Ub Iwerks cartoon with a Keaton caricature.
11:00 am -- Break 11:15 am -- MARTHA R. JETT, Silent film researcher Abstract/Bio

RE-SEARCHING FOR BUSTER: FINDING KEATON AMIDST THE CHAOS.


12:00 pm -- Lunch Break 1:00 pm -- KAY MALINS, Marceline, MO (Boyhood home of Walt Disney)

COMPARING DISNEY'S STEAMBOAT WILLIE WITH KEATON'S STEAMBOAT BILL JR.

2:30 pm -- Break
2:50 -- Screening of shorts GETTING STARTED and THE RIDE. Introduction by Gerald Potterton.
3:20 -- GERALD POTTERTON, film and TV producer, director, writer. Member of the Royal Canadian Academy

ANIMATION, BUSTER KEATON, THE NFB, AND MORE


4:00 pm -- Screening of THE HAND BEHIND THE MOUSE , a documentary about Ub Iwerks, a Kansas City animator and main assistant to Walt Disney.
7:30 pm -- An Evening of Silent Cinema with Buster Keaton.

Short subject THE COOK starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton with live musical accompaniment by Rodney Sauer.

Feature BATTLING BUTLER starring Buster Keaton with live musical accompaniment by the MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA.


Saturday, Sept 28, 2002, in the Main Auditorium of at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center

8:30 am -- REGISTRATION (There are no Fees )
9:00 am -- Welcome and Remarks, KEATON TO THE CLASSICS, video montage by Linda Kaye
9:15 am -- DAVID MACLEOD, Blinking Buzzards Society

THE KEATON CELEBRATION: 10TH ANNIVERSARY - MILESTONES, CROSSROADS, AND NEW DIRECTIONS


9:50 am -- FRANK SCHEIDE,Ph.D. Associate Prof of Communications, Univ of Arkansas Abstract/Bio

THE KEATONS OF PERRY, OKLAHOMA (Buster's grandparents)


10:45 am -- Break
11:00 am -- Silent Rushes from BUSTER KEATON RIDES AGAIN, prepared by Bruce Lawton. Introduction by Gerald Potterton.
11:50 pm -- Video greetings from Kevin Brownlow.
12:00 - 1:30 -- LUNCH BREAK
1:30 pm -- VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH ELEANOR KEATON AT THE 1995 CELEBRATION by John Tibbetts.
2:00 pm -- Presentation of BUSTER AWARD
2:30 pm -- MILESTONES: a video documentary of the 10 years of Buster Keaton Celebrations. Presented by BILL SHAFFER. Bio
3:00 pm -- Break
3:15 pm -- PATRICIA ELIOT TOBIAS , Executive Director of Damfinos, The International Buster Keaton Society, Bio BUSTER KEATON'S AUTOGRAPH BOOKS AS HISTORY OF AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE AND THE MUSKEGAN ACTOR'S COLONY, 1907 - 1919
3:45 pm -- Screening of THE SQUARE WORLD OF ALONZO PENNYWORTH. Buster Stars in an Eddie Cantor Theatre TV presentation. Introduction by Robert Arkus, Video Engineer/ Getty Images.
4:15 pm -- ANNETTE D'AGOSTINO LLOYD, Production Coordinator, Celebrity Biographer, Forever Studios Hollywood Bio HAROLD LLOYD: REAL MAN
7:30 pm An Evening of Cinema with Buster Keaton.

HIS WEDDING NIGHT starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton with live musical accompaniment by Rodney Sauer.

THE GENERAL starring Buster Keaton Presented in 35 mm. with live musical accompaniment by the MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA .


 

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