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As for me and the younger children, we just got into bathing suits each morning on getting up and never took them off until we went to bed. This was during a week that Alia Nazimova, the great Russian dramatic actress, was headlining the bill. Traveling from city to city almost every week meant constant and pleasant surprise en- counters with his pals, actors we’d worked with on bills in Seattle, Boston, Louisville, New Orleans.
The Fun of It. The train stopped every time the locomotive ran out of wood. Meanwhile, as I grew older, our act keatoj progressively rougher. I always liked performing. I’d move it to where I wanted it, he’d move it back.
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O Negroes were allowed in white saloons at all they were restricted to the end of the bar farthest from the door. In the middle of this fight the orchestra leader, reacting as though all this had never happened before, got to his feet, tapped his baton, and had the orchestra start playing “The Anvil Chorus,” to which we kept time by hitting one another.
Keaton just liked to work. He put ads in the theatrical trade papers that said I was not a midget and added modestly, “but a revelation in eccentric juvenile talent, properly directed to pro- duce the lasting comedy effects.
But Lex, having had some slight previous whiskey- drinking experience, was in somewhat better shape. If they had they would have gone somewhere else with their shenanigans.
He feels privileged for the opportunity. There was nothing mysterious about this. Keaton just liked to work. A pretty strenuous day, wondeerful anyone will admit But superb con- ditioning for my career as “The Human Mop.
Pop rushed over to fight my unseen assail- ant, kicked at him above my head.
wondrful By keatoon time we had been on the stage for an hour and thirty- five minutes. A miniature comedian, who presents irresistible com- edy, with gigantic effects, making the ladies hold their sides too. But at every performance after that I asked Robinson, “Mr. Butser any rate it was on purpose that I started looking miserable, humiliated, hounded, and haunted, bedeviled, bewildered, and at my wit’s end.
Donald Bogle is the author of Brown Sugar: That evening he took Pop to a theatri- cal club in London. He began these by carrying me out on the stage and dropping me on the floor. On top of the deprivation of being unable to indulge in his favorite indoor sport Pop could not drink the warm beer they served in the pubs.
I buter his act from all parts of the theatre, from both wings of the stage, from the orchestra and both sides of the balcony and gallery. We could hear the stage crew starting to assemble it back- stage.
His experiences in the pubs there had poisoned his mind against the entire United Kingdom. Again and again she twisted away from the audience to scratch her tightly-corseted side with the fan here, there, and everywhere.
Trivia About My Wonderful Worl Jul 27, Shannon added it. This book might not penetrate as deeply as possible into Keaton’s psyche, but I think that is fine left to other biographies. The teacher called the roll: Instead, he measured your effectiveness by the reception you got from the men and women wonderfull paid to see you. eonderful
My Wonderful World Of Slapstick
With the temperature one below zero and the streets out- side covered with ice and snow a fire started in the cellar. There is something about his ability to stoically endure – and win out – in the most confusing of situations in his films is endearing and unsentimental. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Mom also never complained about anything. Cohan did when he told a reporter, “I don’t care what you write about me, kid, as long as you spell my name right.
Some other ownderful mention how modest Buster is in this memoir. He rolled under the moving seat backs without even being touched.