Buster Keaton's autobiography is a view into the quirky mind behind the stoic face of the legendary film comedian.
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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!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 & Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, and Toms, Coon, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks: An Interpretive Histroy of Blacks in American Films. He has been called "the dean of black film history."
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1967. Book Condition: Good. 1967. First Edition. 282 pages. Pictorial white dust jacket over red cloth boards. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages and plates with bright copy throughout. Minor foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Yellowed tape residue to endpapers and paste downs. Minor shelf wear to clean squared boards. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Moderate shelf wear and markings to dust jacket with sunning to spine. Yellowed tape residue to top edges and spine. Creasing and minor tears to edges. Bookseller Inventory # 1498469461IMO