Synopses & Reviews
Keaton's autobiography, My Wonderful World of Slapstick, is our only record of the quirky mind behind the stoic face. Filled with stories about his childhood in vaudeville where, billed as 'The Human Mop, ' he was slammed on the floor, hurled into wings, banged on the bass drum-by his father!
Buster Keaton describes his childhood as a member of the family vaudeville act and his experiences as a comic actor during the early days of motion pictures.
Buster Keaton's autobiography is a view into the quirky mind behind the stoic face of the legendary film comedian.
About the Author
Charles Samuels, a New York newspaperman, wrote biographies of Jody Garland, Lizzie Borden, and Evelyn Nesbit. He worked with Buster Keaton on My Wonderful World of Slapstick (also available from Da Capo Press). Donald Bogle is the author of Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America's Black Female Superstars (also available from De Capo Press), Blacks in American Film and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, and Toms, Coon, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive Histroy of Blacks in American Films. He has been called "the dean of black film history."