Breath-taking research. If you love silent films and the social history which can be caught, like bugs in amber, within them, this book, and the others by John Bengston, are an absolute delight. Beautiful, page-turning, silent movie heaven. An incredible visual archive. I'd love to see a book about the early Laurel and Hardy silent in this series.
Idiosyncracy; magnificent obsession; detailed knowledge of Buster Keaton's films; detailed knowledge of Hollywood and surrounds, old and new; a network of equally devoted historians and film buffs. All these combined to produce a work of utter devotion which will be a must for all Keaton fans. Some films will have to be seen in a different light after reading it, but all covered here will gain an added dimension.
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