BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Thanks to the wonderful people at the Herrick Library and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences — Myra Keaton’s personal scrapbook is now available online!!! Have fun, Busterfans - it’s chock full of Vaudeville goodies and wonderful stuff!! Enjoy browsing some real Keaton history (and thank the good folks at the Herrick Library via a nice email if you get a chance).
Buster Keaton’s Recipe For His Famous Pork Pie Hats (in his own words):
1 Stetson Hat
3 Heaping Teaspoons of granulated sugar
1 Teacup Warm Water
Mix water and sugar. Wet the top and bottom of the brim. Smooth it out on a clean, hard surface. Allow to dry until stiff.
I did the early ones myself myself, always - and then I trained my wife.
(The first one was created in 1917 for “The Butcher’s Boy”)