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2008-10-21 06:44
by Alex Belth
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"Never let a woman in a red dress pass you by without talking to her."

Buck O'Neil

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2008-10-21 08:09:59
1.   JL25and3
Many thanks for the photo. I love, love, love Buster Keaton.
2008-10-21 08:19:02
2.   Alex Belth
Buster is my hero. Plus, did you know in order to work for him during his heyday--and I'm talking as a gag writer--you had to be able to play baseball? He's just the best.
2008-10-21 08:53:21
3.   JL25and3
Didn't know that - that's great.

Speaking of old movies, the quote reminded me of Bernstein's beautiful speech in Citizen Kane:

"A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl. "

The older I get, the better those lines get.

2008-10-21 10:18:55
4.   Biscuit Pants
0 Buster was a genius who often gets overlooked today. To my mind, he was every bit as good as Chaplin, perhaps better.

3 Wonderful quote, JL, and the way Everett Sloane delivers that little monologue gives the audience the whole life of that character in just a few lines.

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