Today is October 10

  Buster Keaton c. 1903.


This little poem appeared today in The New York Dramatic Mirror ad:

While a kid they call me "Buster",
When a man it won't be thus,
But I'll cause an awful fluster
If they cut it down to"Bus".

The Clipper reports:

"Will H. Armstrong and Magdalen Holly write: 'We are spending a vacation on the Three Keatons ranch at Perry, Okla., and Buster is the life of the place. Joe Keaton being an old boomer and homesteader here through the Cherokee Strip, is a very popular man, and we have a great time hunting on the Ofo Indian reservation."


Buster is on the cover of The New York Dramatic Mirror.
The family ad for that week reads:

"Buster, Buster, you're all right,
You make a hit most every night.
You make the people laugh and roar
As I never heard them laugh before
I've often wondered here of late
How one so small can be so great."


*Press Eldridge was a very well-known vaudevillian of the time.


Keith's Union Square clipping, re October 10, 1904.



The Round Up is released. Buster performed uncredited stunts.
His mother Myra, however, spotted him instantly
when she saw the film.



From Myra Keaton's scrapbook.
Reproduced courtesy Eleanor Keaton.
Thanks to Audrey McDonald Wladis,
Karla Boardman and
Patricia Eliot Tobias for
compiling this information,
Victoria Sainte-Claire for
all her hard work on this website.