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Buster Keaton with director John Sebert on the set of "The Scribe," shot at Toronto's MacDonald Block in 1965.

Buster Keaton with director John Sebert on the set of "The Scribe," shot at Toronto's MacDonald Block in 1965.

Buster on the set of College with sister-in-law Constance Talmadge and friend Buster Collier

Buster on the set of College with sister-in-law Constance Talmadge and friend Buster Collier

The most famous of the three was the boat in Keaton's short The Boat (1921). In the film, Buster has built a boat in his house and called it Damfino, presumably meaning "damn fine." By the end of the film, he has successfully demolished his house, drowned his car, sunk the boat, and Buster and his little family are lost, washed up after a storm at night on a deserted beach. "Where are we?," asks Buster's wife.  "Damfino," he replies, shrugging his shoulders.

The most famous of the three was the boat in Keaton's short The Boat (1921). In the film, Buster has built a boat in his house and called it Damfino, presumably meaning "damn fine." By the end of the film, he has successfully demolished his house, drowned his car, sunk the boat, and Buster and his little family are lost, washed up after a storm at night on a deserted beach. "Where are we?," asks Buster's wife. "Damfino," he replies, shrugging his shoulders.

Anita Page and Buster Keaton star in the early talkie musical ‘Free And Easy’, directed by Edward Sedgwick. Actor Cliff Edwards (left) joins them for a musical rehearsal. 1930

Anita Page and Buster Keaton star in the early talkie musical ‘Free And Easy’, directed by Edward Sedgwick. Actor Cliff Edwards (left) joins them for a musical rehearsal. 1930

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