An outlet for all things Keaton!
The ravings of a die-hard Busterphile, silent film maven, and mental time-traveler. Just spreading the Busterness across cyberspace and looking forward to a little dinner and a show!
From time to time, you'll find a few other things on my blog, like Boardwalk Empire & Richard Harrow. And stock car racing. And some music and stuff.
Reposting this because we figured out what it was from - thanks to some very helpful Damfinos! It’s a still from “Splash” (Oct. 3, 1931) - one of the first Pete Smith Shorts made for MGM. Buster had just finished filming “Sidewalks of New York” and agreed to make a cameo in this 1-reeler along with Buster Crabbe. It was supposedly about a diving/swimming exhibition. Jules White & Zion Myers directed it. Sadly, it seems the film is lost (or just temporarily misplaced - I’m an optimist!).