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Keaton Parodies Melodrama in 1922’s “The Frozen North”

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Buster finds the frozen north the “last stop on the subway” in this parody of 1922’s popular melodramas.

Keaton pokes fun at William S. Hart, one of the first great stars of the motion picture western. Hart made damaging public statements about Keaton’s friend Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, after Arbuckle’s headline-grabbing arrest in 1921. Written and directed by Eddie Cline and Muskegon’s own Buster Keaton


In the early 1900’s performers began to spend summers in the Bluffton area. Buster’s father, Joe, helped found the Actor’s Colony club there and by 1911, over 200 performers resided in the colony. By the early 1920’s, the California film industry lured many vaudevillian performers to Hollywood, including Buster and his family.


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