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    The Electric House (First National, 1922). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    As a very young tot, Joseph Frank Keaton took a tumble down a flight of stairs. Unharmed, he was dubbed "Buster" by Harry Houdini, who was part of a vaudeville act that included Keaton's parents, W.C. Fields, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson. Quite a dangerous act, Buster was cast as a prankster child that was disciplined by throwing him all over the stage and even into the crowd. Whatever the stunt, Keaton was able to maintain a poker-face, a trait he would continue to incorporate in his future years as a film comedian. Here, a very rare lobby card is offered from the actor/writer/director's 1922 The Electric House. He's a college lad who's just been awarded a diploma in electrical engineering and asked to complete a house wiring project. The only problem is that he's actually a botanist!. A bottom left corner bend, smudge in the right border, and pinholes in the border and one in the background are the only signs of wear to note. Very Fine.


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    November, 2013
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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