Monday, May 7, 2018

Headstone for Joe Keaton

The Three Keatons - Joe, Myra and Buster
The Three Keatons - Joe, Myra and Buster

I am very excited to announce the campaign to secure a headstone for Joe Keaton, father of Buster. Since his death in 1946, Joe has been lying in an unmarked grave at Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, California. I have teamed with the International Buster Keaton Society to have a proper headstone placed, HOPEFULLY in time for the Buster Keaton Weekend happening in LA in June. 

If you recall I did a similar campaign in 2016 for Katherine Grant and she is now (thankfully) resting in a marked grave. I am so excited to be able to work with the Buster Keaton Society to ensure that Joe Keaton will be remembered for not just being the father of Buster, but also for his work in vaudeville and silent film.

Joe and Buster Keaton

Please visit the GoFundMe campaign for information and donate if you can. If you cannot donate, then please help spread the word. Also, click HERE for further information on Joe Keaton on the International Buster Keaton's webpage and HERE for information on the Buster Keaton Weekend in June. 

Headstone design

Joe currently lies in one of these unmarked plots in Inglewood. The ground marker was overgrown so I was unable to pinpoint the exact location at the time.

** New podcast episode will be out within the week, stay tuned for that as well! **