Buster Keaton is the inspiration that gives name to this collection, he was a genius of silent comic cinema. The Keaton collection takes us back to the cinema of the 20s, since it is a plain velvet in a range of colors very much of the time. The fabric has a cotton-like look and feel but it is really washable and very resistant. A fabric collection ideal for upholstery and curtains.
Buster Keaton, the comedian who didn’t laugh
Charles Chaplin may be the best known silent film actor in history. However, many experts consider Buster Keaton as not only the best silent film comedian, but the best comedian in film history, as well as being one of the best filmmakers of all time.
He became known for his characteristic expressionless face, which earned him his nickname, The great stone face. In Spain it was known artistically as Pamplinas or Cara de Palo. Keaton never laughed before a camera. That was part of Buster Keaton’s grace. He was one of the great comedians of the silent film, although he had little reason to be happy: alcoholic and forgotten by Hollywood for decades, would be claimed by European critics.
“I was practically born on stage, I would expand later, I grew up behind the scenes watching my father and his other classmates work, and thanks to this experience, at 20 I was already a veteran.” Son of actors, in his childhood he participated in the show of his parents, called Three Keatons, based on mime and acrobatics. Attracted by cinema, he decided to leave the music hall, and in 1917 he shot his first film, The Butcher Boy, after which he directed several short films starring actor Fatty Arbuckle.
His first important performance dates back to 1920, in The Saphead, by Herbert Blake. Between 1920 and 1928 he wrote, directed and, at times, starred in nineteen short films, including Una semana (1920) and La mudanza (1922), with which he became famous.
In 1928 he signed a contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The comedian always considered that as the biggest mistake of his career. The introduction of sound, the evolution of the tastes of the public, the difficulties of adapting to all this the eternal character of serious clown who had built for so long, and the forced servility to the impositions of the producer truncated his career. All this, added to his alcoholism and his marital hell with Natalie Talmadge, made his career enter a clear decline. At the end of the 30s he would earn a living as a gags advisor not accredited to the Marx Brothers.
“A comedian does funny things, a good comedian turns things funny.”