When Legends Gather #101


Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati and Harold Lloyd

7 comments:

IA said...

What are they holding?
And why didn't the room explode under the weight of that much brilliance?

Tom Sutpen said...

Keaton seems to be holding a book of matches. Dunno what Tati's got.

The question on my mind is what event took place that brought them together?

swac said...

And why does it look like they're in somebody's basement?

I wonder if this is at Cannes or some such thing? I mean, how often did Tati get over to the States? (He certainly looks like he's in seventh heaven in this photo...and no wonder.)

Tom Sutpen said...

And why does it look like they're in somebody's basement?

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Robert Benayoun's rec room, maybe?

I wonder if this is at Cannes or some such thing? I mean, how often did Tati get over to the States? (He certainly looks like he's in seventh heaven in this photo...and no wonder.)

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I'm guessing this was taken in Hollywood when Tati won an Academy Award for Mon Oncle. Could be Cannes, though, since Lloyd and Keaton traveled quite a bit. Either way, I'm positive this is from the late 50s.

Brent McKee said...

Could it be at Rochester New York? Some event at George Eastman House? I know that Keaton and Lloyd both appeared there shortly before Buster's death in the 1960s, but I don't know about Tati.

Tom Sutpen said...

Brent McKee wrote:

Could it be at Rochester New York? Some event at George Eastman House? I know that Keaton and Lloyd both appeared there shortly before Buster's death in the 1960s, but I don't know about Tati.

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It's possible. Only thing works against it is that Keaton doesn't look as old (or as worn) as he looked in Movie or The Railrodder or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Mike said...

Great Pic!
I just picked up the BFI's release of Jour de fete with 'restored' color and am a happy camper.