First, some brief background. Buster Keaton began working in vaudeville before he was four years old in an act with his parents called The Three Keatons. 985 more words
I've been meaning to bring this to people's attention but keep finding other things taking up my time instead. Robert S Birchard of the ``Comedy Fast and Furious'' blog found an obelisk erected by Ralph Edwards's You Bet Your Life to commemorate the Mack Sennett Keystone Studios. The plaque commemorates the ``birthplace of motion picture comedy'', which may be a touch overstating things but is still fair enough since if you think of a silent (American, at least) comedy film you're probably thinking of something touched by Sennett. But the obelisk and the plaque were endangered, and, there's more to the story, and I think you'll enjoy learning it.