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Description
The Buster Keaton papers span the years 1900-1999 (bulk 1924-1966) and encompass 2.4 linear foot. The collection consists of an assortment of material relating to Keaton, including scripts, music, autograph books, a vaudeville scrapbook, clippings, date books, and photographs. The photograph series document Keaton's last three decades, with many personal photographs, candids, and snapshots, as well as material related to his film, stage, and television work. There are also some vintage photographs from Keaton's infancy, childhood, and vaudeville days, as well as a Keaton family photograph album of snapshots dating from 1909-1917. Photographs from the collection were published in ?uster Keaton Remembered?(2001) by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance, with an afterword by Kevin Brownlow.
Background
Buster Keaton was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter active in film from 1917 to the mid-1960s. The Academy presented him with a 1959 Honorary Award.
Extent
0.4 linear feet of papers. 2 linear feet of photographs.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.