The great Buster Keaton (1895-1966) ranks as one of Hollywood's greatest film comedians. His movies and shorts include such fare as Out West, Convict 13, The Haunted House, Battling Butler, The General, The March of Time, Speak Easily, Palookah from Paducah and In the Good Old Summertime. Valuable Buster Keaton artifacts include movie posters, autographs, lobby cards and movie heralds.
Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton VI (1895-1966) was one of the big funnymen of Hollywood's Silent Age. The actor-writer-director made his motion picture debut in the short film The Butcher Boy (1917), later appearing in such fare as Cops (1922), Three Ages (1923), The General (1926) and The Passionate Plumber (1932). Here are ten valuable Buster Keaton movie poster and other artifacts that are sure to excite silent film fans and collectors...
Buster Keaton French Stock Poster
A late 1920s French petite stock poster (21x31-inches) in very good/fine condition sold at auction for $143.40.
Buster Keaton stock poster $143.40
Buster Keaton MGM Portrait Still
An 8x10 black-and-white Buster Keaton still from MGM circa the late 1920s in very fine- condition brought $26 at auction.
The Cameraman (1928) One Sheet Movie Poster
Buster Keaton stars as Buster in MGM's The Cameraman (1928). A restored one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very good+ condition on linen sold at auction for $18,400.
The Cameraman one sheet poster $18,400
College (1927) Title Lobby Card
Buster Keaton plays A Son in United Artists' College (1927). A title lobby card in near mint condition brought $2,990 at auction. Lobby cards were displayed in theater lobbies.
Free and Easy (1930) Swedish One Sheet Movie Poster
Buster Keaton plays Elmer J. Butts in Free and Easy (1930). A Swedish one sheet movie poster (27x39-inches) in rolled fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $1,092.50.
Free and Easy Swedish poster $1,092.50
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) Swedish One Sheet Movie Poster
Buster Keaton stars as Reginald Irving in Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931). A Swedish one sheet movie poster (27x39-inches) in rolled very fine+ condition brought a top bid of $1,610 at auction.
What! No Beer? (1933) Movie Herald
Buster Keaton portrays Elmer J. Butts in MGM's What! No Beer (1933). A movie herald (4x5-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $29
Buster Keaton 1957 Signed Television Contract
A November 16, 1957, CBS television contract signed by Buster Keaton brought $191.20 at auction. The contract calls for a weekly salary of $500 for Keaton's role in the production of "No Time at All," telecast on Playhouse 90 (2/13/58).
The Navigator (1924) Lobby Card
Buster Keaton plays Rollo Treadway in MGM's The Navigator (1924). A lobby card (11x14-inches) in fine+ condition brought $552 at auction.
Love Nest on Wheels (1937) One Sheet Movie Poster
Buster Keaton stars as Elmo in the 1937 20th Century Fox short Love Nest on Wheels. A one sheet movie poster (27x31-inches) in fine condition sold at auction for $657.25.
Love Nest on Wheels one sheet poster $657.25
Buster Keaton Movie Memorabilia Credits
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: The General (1927) lobby card in fine condition $896.25
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