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Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy quotes Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy, litcharts Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy, symbolism Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy, summary shmoop Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy, Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy 1807b175 Buster Keaton The Persistence Of Comedy Tells Of The Most Dazzling And Enigmatic Of The Silent Clowns, A Man Who Began His Career In Vaudeville As One Third Of The Three Keatons, Joining His Parents At Age Four In Their Legendarily Violent Knockabout Comedy Act He Rose To The Peak Of His Fame And Artistic Triumph While Still In His Twenties, Directing And Starring In A String Of Classic Silent Comedies, Including His Masterpiece, The General, Only To Fall From Grace With Shattering Swiftness In The Early S The Coming Of Sound And The Sea Change It Brought To The Movie Industry, Combined With Keaton S Loss Of Creative Independence, Personal Troubles And A Severe Drinking Problem Almost Ended His Career He Persevered Through Years Of Eclipse, Eventually Making A Comeback On Television In The S And Living To See Himself Acclaimed As One Of Cinema S Immortals Delving Beneath The Familiar Facts To Uncover Keaton S Essential Character As An Artist, The Persistence Of Comedy Examines His Life And Work On Both Sides Of The Camera To Create A Rich Portrait Of The Face, The Body, The Personality And The Intelligence That Went Into His Movies And Continue To Fascinate Us Because Of His Embodiment Of Paradoxes Artist And Comic, Director And Performer, Stuntman And Subtle Actor, Icon Of The Machine Age And Lyrical Portraitist Of America S Past Opposing Qualities Of Irony And Sweetness, Logic And Absurdity, Passion And Impassiveness Don T Just Coexist In Keaton S Films And Character, They Are Fused So Completely That It Is Impossible To See Where One Ends And The Other Begins Exploring Controversies And Unresolved Questions, Engaging Previous Criticism And Offering New Insights, ThePersistence Of Comedy Pays Tribute To Keaton S Complexity And Enduring Relevance His Story Inspires A Meditation On The Serious Business Of His Comedy, The Comic Stance In Life And Keaton S Own Singular, Bone Deep Version Of It Illustrated With Rare Stills And Drawing From A Wide Range Of Sources Including Never Before Uncovered Interviews With Keaton S Wives, This Is An Elegant Celebration Of Buster Keaton For Both Those Already Familiar With Him And The Newcomer


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  1. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  2. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  3. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  4. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  5. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  6. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  7. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  8. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  9. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


  10. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find out about someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill in certain points and information about Keaton s life What I mainly got from the book that I had not known before were people s personal observation about Buster himself, aside from his work It was very interesting to hear what an intensely private and shy man he was, although not at all surprising as this is exactly how many comedians interact with the world when they re not performing Many biographies people have devoted time and energy to his work but they present Buster himself as a kind of cypher, sometimes a dullard or as has he self proclaimed, The hole in the donut The wonderful revelation in this book is just how good and kind and wonderful a man he was and how that never changed no matter what his fortunes were, whether he was on the top of the film world or on the bottom This book is not a psychological biography nor is it an in depth exploration of his films, yet there was much here that was new to me and also a lot that was a pleasure to read again Ms Smith doesn t shy away from Buster s troubled times after he joined MGM and control of his pictures were taken away from him, and his wife left him The alcoholism and the adultery is all there but she doesn t dwell on this and she certainly does not presented him, as many authors have, as Poor Buster There s a lot of information about Keaton s apprenticeship and friendship with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, his relationship with his family and his relationship with his first wife The one quote that sums up this book and sums up Buster Keaton s life for me is by his third wife Eleanor Buster was making his greatest films almost across the street from her when she first entered elementary school She was 19 when she married him in 1940, he was then 100 a week gag man for the studio where he had once been the third highest paid star, MGM They were together until his death in 1966 When asked why she married a man twice her age whose fortunes were at their lowest ebb she said, Everyone who met Buster fell in love with him and I just went with the crowd It s clear to see from this book that people, myself included, are still going along with the crowd.


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