FRIDAY, September 26, 1997
Beginning at 11:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, September 27, 1997
Registration Begins 8:30 a.m. and continues all day
Seven Chanceswith Buster Keaton
The Circus with Charlie Chaplin
Our Hospitality with Buster Keaton
The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin
Live musical accompaniment by Lenora Remmert
Principal funding for this program is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization encouraging the appreciation of history, heritage and values. Sponsored by the Keaton Celebration Committee in cooperation with the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Allen County Historical Society.
Additional funding is provided by the City of Iola Tourism Fund and private donations.
Select the small photo to see the larger version:
|Amy Specht and Mary Martin are two founding members of the committee who plans each Keaton Festival. Amy lives in Piqua and Mary oversees the Bowles Fine Arts Center in Iola, where each festival is held.|
|David Macleod, a Scotsman by birth, has established The Blinking Buzzards, Great Britain's Keaton Fan Club.|
|Betty Kelso comes each fall from Wichita to enjoy the Keaton festivities with her son, John. John has a remarkable knowledge of film and film lore.|
|Patty Tobias founded the U.S. Keaton Fan Club, The Damfinos.|
See Car Tags of a real Buster Keaton
See 1996 celebration: "Keaton and Arbuckle"
See 1995 celebration: "Hero Behind the Clown"
Speakers List: 1993-1995
Photos © 1997 by Carol Yoho
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