Thursday, October 04, 2007
A BUSTER BIRTHDAY AND BEAVER TURNS FIFTY
Today is the birthday of a "Buster"-- Buster Keaton to be precise. What an amazing gifted man whom I discovered about halfway into my life when I was running old movies on sixteen milameter to help raise money for the Alhambra Public Library. He was a most amazing performer born on 1895 on Piqua, Kansas-- while his parents were employed doing a tent show with Harry Houdini. It was dear old Harry who gave Mr. keaton his stage name after a six month old Keaton fell down a flight of stairs. Houdini shouted out "What a buster!" And the name stuck. Today is also the fiftirth anniversary of the first eposode of "Leave it To Beaver" woth June, Ward, Wally, Eddie and of course-- The Beav. Boy, do I remember those classic episodes. Great old memories!