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Harry Keaton? or Harry Keaton(s)?

PostTue Apr 09, 2013 1:33 pm

Dance Hall Racket (1953)
Scripted by, and co-starring, Lenny Bruce,
with other parts filled by Honey Bruce and Harry Keaton.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0444171/
Actor (26 titles, including)
The Sinister Urge 1960
Jaffe (as Harry Keatan)
Laffing Time (El Brendel feature) 1959
Dr. Jones (as Harry Keatan)
Gun Girls 1957
Luke, henchman
The Violent Years 1956
Doctor (uncredited)
Girl Gang 1954
Doc (as Harry Keatan)
Dance Hall Racket 1953
Strip Tease College Girls 1948
Mr. Applebottom, the landlord

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busterness wrote:Looks as if you have a filmography of perhaps two or three different individuals, JFK.
Harry "Jingles" Keaton (Buster's brother) appeared in several of Buster's short films, and there is a second Harry Keaton who did a few films but is most well known as a shady acting school operator who was in and out of trouble with the law during the 30s & 40s. He continued to work in the film biz for many years afterward, and stayed out of court in later years. I've not seen the spelling "Harry Keatan" before, but I'm assuming this is the same guy. Will do some checking.
For those of you who subscribe to the Keaton Chronicle, the upcoming summer issue will have an excellent article about the second Harry Keaton who obviously capitalized on the famous Keaton name in order to promote himself.
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A Harry Keaton - The Camera! Yearbook 1919

PostSat Apr 13, 2013 6:02 pm

"Jingles" when he was around 15? Or, more likely, somebody else?
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Harry Keaton Productions 1923-Buster's Brother?

PostSat Apr 13, 2013 6:13 pm

He would have been 18 or 19, if Buster's brother....


Camera! 7/28/1923

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Camera! 8/4/1923
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Harry Keaton in Sound School-Buster's Brother?

PostSat Apr 13, 2013 7:33 pm

Motion Picture News 9/21/1929
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Harry Keaton Hurt Making Semon Film- Buster's Brother?

PostSat Apr 13, 2013 7:59 pm

Camera! 5/20/1922
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“Jingles” Photos You May Have Seen

PostSat Apr 13, 2013 8:07 pm

VARIETY JANUARY 1, 1915
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VARIETY JULY 11, 1913
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Harry Keaton Office Boy
Picture-Play October 1925
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MGM SCHOOL OF SOUND- Buster's Brother?

PostSat Apr 13, 2013 9:22 pm

Keaton in picture
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Re: FILMS OF HARRY KEATON-1953 Film With Lenny Bruce

PostSun Apr 14, 2013 6:47 am

Looks as if you have a filmography of perhaps two or three different individuals, JFK.

Harry "Jingles" Keaton (Buster's brother) appeared in several of Buster's short films, and there is a second Harry Keaton who did a few films but is most well known as a shady acting school operator who was in and out of trouble with the law during the 30s & 40s. He continued to work in the film biz for many years afterward, and stayed out of court in later years. I've not seen the spelling "Harry Keatan" before, but I'm assuming this is the same guy. Will do some checking.

For those of you who subscribe to the Keaton Chronicle, the upcoming summer issue will have an excellent article about the second Harry Keaton who obviously capitalized on the famous Keaton name in order to promote himself.
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Re: FILMS OF HARRY KEATON-1953 Film With Lenny Bruce

PostSun Apr 14, 2013 9:23 am

Update: This Harry Keatan is indeed the same pseudo-Harry Keaton who used the famous name to promote himself. He worked in the film biz up until the 50s, changing the spelling from Keaton to Keatan.
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HARRY KEATON

PostSun Apr 14, 2013 4:28 pm

busterness wrote:Update: This Harry Keaton is indeed the same pseudo-Harry Keaton who used the famous name to promote himself. He worked in the film biz up until the 50s, changing the spelling from Keaton to Keaton.

Ooops (and thanks).
Next you'll be telling me Mike and Diane aren't his kids.

In strolling around the grounds of imdb,
I came across their still-incorrect page for Harry Keaton,
which listed, along with the familiar titles, silent
and talkie credits unfamiliar to me.
Even though imdb had once listed Groucho Marx as an extra in a Robert Redford movie,
I took their Harry Keaton page at face value!
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Harry Keaton 1961 + 1973 Interviews;1978 Mention

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 6:02 am

Chula Vista Star-News Page 23 Thursday, December 28, 1961
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Chula Vista Star-News Page 45 Thursday, September 13, 1973
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Retired Bartender:

Chula Vista Star-News Thursday, December 14, 1978
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Re: Harry Keaton Productions 1923

PostThu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 am

JFK wrote:Camera! 7/28/1923

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Hmm...I wonder who the "Cooke" working for Eddie Lyons might be? IMDb and Google give me nothing...

EDIT: a certain other silent film message board informs me Cooke was an assistant director, but also by surname only.

Aaaaaaand one more search finds Joseph W. Cooke, also a production manager.
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Re: Harry Keaton

PostSat Nov 18, 2017 1:44 am

Harry was later replaced by Buster's other brother Shemp Keaton.

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