Catch my Blushes


“I gotta do some sad scenes. Why, I never tried to make anybody cry in my life! And I go ’round all the time dolled up in kippie clothes-wear everything but a corset! Can’t stub my toe in this picture nor anything! Just imagine having to play-act all the time without ever getting hit with anything! … saw a nice fluffy pie on the set the other day that would’ve looked good on the hero’s face, but he got away just in time.”


“Fatty {Arbuckle} won’t speak to me in these clothes,” went on buster, mournfully, “and neither will Luke, fatty’s dog. I’m losing all my friends. And on top of all this, I gotta do some love scenes. And I never did make love before in my life…. what? Oh, yes, of course, I mean before the camera. But, anyhow, the camera can’t catch my blushes!”

Buster Keaton for the Los Angeles Times, May 16, 1920 via Six Interviews with Buster Keaton

Images via Buster Keaton is My Dreamboat}

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Comments 3

  1. Swandieve


    I love this post very much. Buster has been my laptop’s wallpaper for months now, this image: I can’t wait to read those interviews!

  2. sarah


    i never realized how attractive he is!

  3. Jubilee


    Just recently saw a ridiculous episode of The Twilight Zone with Buster Keaton called “Once Upon a Time” circa 1961. But my favorite of his is “The General”. The last pic you posted is precious!

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