Oral history interview with Joseph Francis (Buster) Keaton, 1958

 

Name
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Joseph Francis (Buster) Keaton, 1958
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Joseph Francis (Buster) Keaton, 1958
Abstract
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 "Memoi rs of the Movies"
Collection Name
Popular arts project
Subjects
Comedians; Motion picture actors and actresses; Vaudeville--United States; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Silent films; Comedy; Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1958
Date
1958
Physical Description
sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Comedian
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
11553053
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-r3x7-bd10
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.