News // LOS ANGELES SALUTES BUSTER KEATON

Buster Keaton Weekend includes screenings and the dedication of a new plaque honoring the Hollywood legend.



The International Buster Keaton Society, in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, celebrates Buster Keaton Weekend June 15-17, 2018.


The weekend includes free and ticketed events all around Los Angeles marking Keaton's influence on American cinema and Hollywood. The weekend culminates around the dedication of a new plaque honoring Keaton at the former site of the Buster Keaton Studios, one of the most prolific studios of early Hollywood.


Other events include:


BUSTER KEATON WEEKEND OPENING NIGHT GALA

Hollywood Heritage and the International Buster Keaton Society

Friday, June 15, 7:00PM - $40


- Neighbors and The Goat presented in 16mm with live piano accompaniment by Cliff Retallick

- Rare Keaton commercials

- Presentation by Paul Dooley

- Presentation by John Bengston

Remarks by Patricia Eliot Tobias and Alek Lev

-Catered light dinner and dessert


TALMADGE FAMILY GRAVESITE

Melissa Talmadge Cox, host

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Saturday, June 16, 9:00AM, FREE


- Tour the final resting places of Norma, Constance, Natalie, Frederick, and Margaret Talmadge


HOLLYWOOD SILENT ECHOES TOUR

John Bengston, historian, host

Saturday, June 16, 10:00AM-12:30PM, FREE


- Walking tour of famous silent film filming sights, including spots for films like Cops, Chaplin's The Kid, and Harold Lloyd's Safety Last.


KEATON STUDIO TOUR

John Bengston, historian, host

Saturday, June 16, 2:00PM-5:00PM, FREE


- Tour around the site of Keaton's former studios, highlighting nearly 30 locations, plus spots from early Chaplin films.


BUSTER KEATON DAY + PLAQUE DEDICATION CEREMONY

City of Los Angeles, International Buster Keaton Society

Former Buster Keaton Studios, Saturday, June 16, 4:00PM, FREE


- Scheduled speakers include Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Leonard Maltin, Patricia Eliot Tobias, Melissa Talmadge Cox, John Bengston

- Funds for the plaque were collected by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin fans worldwide


SCREENING: THE CAMERAMAN

Leonard Maltin, Patricia Eliot Tobias, hosts

Egyptian Theater, Saturday, June 16, 7:30PM, $12


BUSTER KEATON GRAVESTIE VISIT

Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills

Sunday, June 17, 11:00AM, FREE


- Pay tribute to Buster Keaton with a visit to his final resting place


"SHUT UP!" KEATON-INSPIRED COMEDY AT THE UCB INNER SANCTUM + SCREENING OF THE PLAYHOUSE ON 16MM W/ LIVE ACCOPANIMENT

UCB Inner Sanctum

Sunday, June 17, 2:30PM , FREE


Plus, the Los Angeles Conservancy will mark the celebration with a special screening of Steamboat Bill Jr. at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20. Tickets can be purchased here.


For more information on Buster Keaton Weekend, click here.


© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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