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It was qonderful, to hear Dr. Londoners then had the habit of dropping in at vaudeville houses just to see again a favorite act, and one particular Palace patron wonderfuo week seemed not to have known that Peter the Great had concluded his engagement. The Gay Talese Reader.

He also tells of the many pranks played on himself and other fellow comedians, all in good fun, but hilarious-sounding even today. The Fun of It. The doctor in Milwaukee, whom we con- sulted, said I was on the verge of lockjaw.

My Wonderful World Of Slapstick : Buster Keaton :

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But at every performance after that I asked Robinson, “Mr. The scene was a curio shop in Chinatown. A short while before, thanks to the indefatigable Gerry Society, we had been barred for two years from playing the New York theatres.

M 24, albionlady rated it it was amazing Shelves: His family “The Three Keatons” – father, mother and Buster were showpeople in the vaudeville circuit. When we were on the bill with The Yellow Jacket, Wlrld followed this up by jumping to the stage and banging on the washtub hard with one of the brooms, meanwhile jabbering away in my best imitation Chinese.

My Wonderful World Of Slapstick

That course of instruction was even more brief than my schooling in Jersey City. The writing is smooth whether it is Qonderful or his ghostwriter Andy Samuels, who can tell? The Bluffton Club members had a bamboo fishing pole set in a prop on the clubhouse porch which overlooked the lake. It’s an amazing life history. That greatest of all stage magicians never told me his real secrets; how he managed to escape from “escape- proof prison cells, from bank safes tied with strong ropes, or from strait jackets.


A few years later so many states had passed laws against stage appear- ances by minors that Pop entirely gave up the idea of using Louise and Jingles in the act.

I would argue that talkies made dramatic pictures much better but have never really improved the kind of comedies made by Chaplin and Keaton. Until William Lindsay Gresham’s recent book, Houdini, the Man Who Walked Through Walls was published, no one ever ex- plained his never-duplicated escapes from strait jackets, strong boxes, bank vaults, and “escape-proof prison cells while hand- cuffed and tied up from head to foot.

Then where will I be? The air in Mile. He was also one of the country’s best rough-and-tumble fighters. And then there’s one thing which sort of bothered me, though not surprised me: With the audience shrieking, Mom placidly continued playing her saxophone. The more Chaplin earned the more he was fatalistic about the aonderful of mankind.

By the time we reached the other side a relief train was being rushed to our rescue. Item s unavailable for purchase. This is a book I’ll go back to many times over my life, I’m sure.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. He had some regrets yet he wasn’t a bitter man in od in the 50’s with the help of tv he became in demand again.

The more Chaplin earned the more he was fatalistic about the prospects of mankind. This time I saw a peach I wanted. She used the Pierce-Arrow only for travel between her hotel and the theatre. There is still a great danger of you getting lockjaw. It traveled so fast that Pop didn’t even see it rocket past him. The prop man was given candy to keep Jingles quiet.


But most of them came to catch the show the fol- lowing week, possibly to prove that Ivy League undergraduates could behave as well as so many well-bred winderful drivers. I found out nothing, and the man who once was my fathers partner and had given me my nickname told me nothing.

What slapsticl burned up Pop was that there were then thousands of homeless and hungry abandoned children of my age wandering around the streets of New York, selling newspapers, shining shoes, playing the fiddle on the Hudson River ferryboats, and thousands of other small children working with their parents in the worpd sweatshops on the Lower East Side.

Keaton in the same situation would spend the movie trying to figure out how to earn it. I guess she had just learned to talk when he gave her a line in the show. We all went to bed early and ym the morning were served with a regular London boardinghouse breakfast, consisting of porridge, bloaters, boiled eggs, muffins, and tea.

As it turned out we had lost nothing.

That was the last of the fires. They ran into the wings, climbed up into the scenery, and dis- appeared into the flies. When this came up on the end of the rope, Joe Keaton turned green under his make-up, believing it was a snake.