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New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:35 am
by Ed Watz
Coming from Bear Manor Media early next year:
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Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:38 am
by Ed Watz
Back cover:
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Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:24 am
by Richard M Roberts
A book long needed to be written. I look forward to reading it.


RICHARD M ROBERTS

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:46 pm
by Matt Barry
Excellent news -- I've enjoyed both authors' previous books immensely.

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:47 am
by Chris Webb
Hello Mafiosi:

What happened to this book?
It's not on the Bear Manor Media website.
Was it ever released? Or is it just out of print?

Chris

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:25 pm
by Richard M Roberts
Chris Webb wrote:Hello Mafiosi:

What happened to this book?
It's not on the Bear Manor Media website.
Was it ever released? Or is it just out of print?

Chris


Well, we gave Ed and Bill a couple of days to respond themselves, but no, the book hasn't come out yet. We can assume that life and other distractions have made it's release date get pushed ahead a bit. No one does this for a living, so seldom is bookwriting a priority in one's existence. We know when it comes out, it will be a great book.


RICHARD M ROBERTS

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:14 pm
by Chris Webb
Richard,

As always, thanks.

Yes, I know just about any project mentioned on this site is a labor of love, and I appreciate that!

Chris

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 pm
by Ed Watz
Sorry for the delay in responding - and sorrier for the delay in this book appearing!

But I'm glad to report that the book will finally be out in 2018. In keeping a promise to Eleanor, I've done my best to illustrate the book with photos that have not been plastered all over the internet (or at least not yet, anyway). Which means that it's taken an enormous amount of time and research -- not to mention my own money -- to make this book as informative and entertaining as possible. Unfortunately most of the stills from Buster's MGM period have been widely copied but nevertheless we've still got a few surprises to share on those features. The bulk of the rare images collected are from Buster's Educational two-reelers; his Columbia shorts; and his French starring feature LE ROI DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES. Easily over a hundred of the Buster images will be new to most viewers, and many of the other photos ain't all that common, either.

The book cover is being redesigned, and once we have it firmed up The Mafia will be the first place it's posted.

Thanks to everyone for your patience -- and your interest!

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:45 am
by Thomas Reeder
What's a four year wait among friends? I for one am eagerly awaiting its publication, and will plunk down my hard-earned cash for a copy as soon as it's announced! Thank you for a work that promises to cast Keaton's later work in a far more positive light that some of its predecessors.