‘Buster Keaton Almost Laughs’ – The British Newspaper Archive Blog


‘Buster Keaton Almost Laughs’

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.

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 03 December 1931

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