I made this. In the happiness of a project being successful, I quickly ran to my grandmother to show her. When I did so, she asked me who the man in the photo was, for he was familiar. And, I naturally replied; “Oh! That’s Buster Keaton.”
Well, I no longer have the necklace. Guess I’ll have to make another!
Yesterday I watched again The General and I couldn’t help but stare at the long mane Buster had let grow
Then I thought, when did he let his hair grow up?
The General was released in 1926
And the previous release was Battling Butler in the same year.
So how many months were in between? Anyway, it seems his hair grew pretty fast
I have a feeling it’s probably more than likely that The General was shot before Battling Butler, even if it was the same year, as Buster would then have been able to just get a hair cut pretty easily and concentrate on buffing up for all of that boxing (I think he looks much more gaunt in The General, probs because he was working so damn hard).
You know, I’ve never considered that! But you may be right!
Buster Keaton with Buford Captain “Dynamite Johnny” O’Brien while filming The Navigator (1924). The Buford was the leased ship Buster used to make The Navigator.
BUSTER KEATON/NATALIE TALMADGE […]1921 NEWLYWED HUSBAND & WIFE AT HOME