Keaton, Chaplin
and
The "Fabulous Fifties"
The 21st Annual Buster Keaton Celebration

Sept 27-28, 2013, Iola, KS



Program for 2013 ---- Last Updated 08/13/2013

All activities are held at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas,.  Free.

(donations are very much appreciated
--  this year more than ever)


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Program subject to change.

Presentations will be followed by a Q & A session.

Friday, Sept 27, 2013, main auditorium, Bowlus Fine Arts Center

10:00 am   Buster Keaton Museum tour  -- Piqua, KS
                  Caravan departs from The Bowlus Fine Arts Center.
                  Everybody  welcome.

1:00 pm  Afternoon registration begins in the lobby of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center
       
1:20 
      Welcome and Introduction
                                                                                                                                           

1:30     THE FIRST KEATON AND  CHAPLIN COLLABORATION--SEEING STARS  (1922)
                  Hooman Mehran
          


2:10     Q & A

2:20   
HOLLYWOOD AND McCARTHYISM
                 James Karen,
Actor and long time friend of the Keaton Family.
                     
Interview with Frank Scheide.

3:00     Q & A

3:10    Break


3:20    SCREENING OF SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS

                   Keaton and Chaplin Shorts including commercials and cartoons.

5:00    Dinner  Break 
              
7:30 - 10:30 pm    FRIDAY EVENING SCREENINGS:
    
                OUT WEST (1918)  short film starring Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle
                                    Live music by Jeff Rapsis

             A KING IN NEW YORK  (1957) feature starring Charlie Chaplin
                   

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     Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, main auditorium, Bowlus Fine Arts Center

8:30 am       Registration opens in the Bowlus Fine Arts Center Auditorium Lobby (There are no fees)

9:00      Welcome and Introductions
 
9:10      FRIENDSHIP, FILM COLLABORATION AND COPING WITH McCARTHYISM
             IN THE 1950's: 
JEROME "JERRY" EPSTEIN'S AUDIO MEMOIR ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN
                             Frank Scheide, Ph.D, University of Arkansas
           
9:50      Q & A
   
10:00     TWO EXILES FACE THE COLD WAR:
               CHARLIE CHAPLIN, KING SHAHDOV, AND A KING IN NEW YORK
(1957)

                            Charles Maland, Ph D, J. Douglas Bruce Chair of English and Cinema Studies at University of Tennessee

   
10:40     Q & A 
 
        10:50     Break       

11:00      THE AMERICAN COUNTERCULTURE AND CHAPLIN'S LITTLE TRAMP, 1953-1977

                                Lisa Stein Haven, Ph D, Ohio University Zanesville

11:40      Q & A


       11:50   Lunch Break

1:15  Welcome and Introductions

1;20  LIMELIGHT: THE CHAPLIN ARCHIVES
              
  Kate Guyonvarch, Chaplin Office Director, Roy Export S. A. S., Bubbles Inc. S. A.

2:00    Q & A
       
2:10  THE TALMADGE AND KEATON FAMILIES
                 Melissa Talmadge Cox, Grand Daughter of Buster Keaton
                 Barbara Talmadge, Daughter in Law of Buster Keaton
                     with David MacLeod

2:50   Q & A

        3:00   Break

3:10   SATURDAY AFTERNOON SCREENING
                       
                        HER SISTER FROM PARIS  (1926)  feature film starring Constance Talmadge and Ronald Coleman
                                                               with live music by Jeff Rapsis

5:00  Dinner Break

7:30 -  10:00 pm    SATURDAY EVENING SCREENINGS
                                              
 
          
              ONE A.M.  (1916)
                                   Charlie Chaplin Short.
 
                 
                        
SEVEN CHANCES (1925) feature film starring Buster Keaton
                                 
With live music by Jeff Rapsis

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[Keith Goering] (goeringk@cox.net)