‘Buster Keaton Almost Laughs’

Posted on February 1st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Although, at first sight, this might not sound the most exciting of headlines (‘man almost…’ is not a great hook in most newspaper stories), back in 1931, such a headline would have been worldwide news and a major subject of conversation.

After all, not for nothing was Buster Keaton known as ‘the Great Stone Face’. I mean, let’s face it, how many photos have you seen of Buster Keaton smiling or laughing?

As Buster Keaton died on 1 February 1966, to celebrate his wonderful comedy, we thought we’d post this story with the world-shaking headline.

Read our blog post entitled How Buster Got His Name.

historical newspaper story about buster keaton

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 03 December 1931

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


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