Buster and Magic

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Jack Shalom
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Buster and Magic

Postby Jack Shalom » May 12th, 2018, 12:12 am

You may be interested to view a 15 minute Buster Keaton short called Mixed Magic where Buster plays a magician's assistant. This seldom screened short was made in 1936 after Keaton's silent movie heyday.

https://jackshalom.net/2018/05/12/mixed-magic/

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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 12th, 2018, 12:52 am

Jack, that was great.
Thanks. Had never seen it before.
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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Jack Shalom » May 21st, 2020, 12:40 am

Jerry Zolten gave me permission to post a photo of his one sheet from the Keaton film. I think you'll enjoy it:

https://jackshalom.net/2020/05/21/poster-boy/

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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Philippe Billot » May 21st, 2020, 4:01 am

In this movie, I (as a French) understand better the american accent than the actual accent.

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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Zig Zagger » May 21st, 2020, 5:32 am

Wonderful, thank you for sharing both, Jack!
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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Max Maven » May 21st, 2020, 5:40 am

“Professor Spumoni” looks like Sir Felix Korim!

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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Diego » May 21st, 2020, 6:13 pm

I remember hearing a commentary by Keaton as he described his stunts: "In a way they like magic tricks...some like Chung Ling Foo, others like Horace Goldin...." I only remember it was on a documentary on silient film or silient film comedians.

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Re: Buster and Magic

Postby Paco Nagata » May 22nd, 2020, 10:26 am

I have seen ALL Buster Keaton's movies that were released in Spain, but this...
If Richard said he had never seen it before, it must be a real seldom gem to watch.
Thank you so much for sharing, Jack!
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