JAMES CURTIS is the author of William Cameron Menzies- The Shape of Films to Come, Spencer Tracy- A Biography, and W. C. Fields- A Biography (winner of the 2004 Theatre Library Association Award, Special Jury Prize), among others. He lives in Brea, California.
"It is brilliant-I was totally absorbed, couldn't stop reading it
and was very sorry when it ended."-Kevin Brownlow
"Vibrant . . . in Curtis's telling, Keaton's life is a picaresque worthy of his comedies . . . evocative, entertaining, and laced with lyrical detail. This is an engrossing portrait of a Hollywood legend."-Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Film historian and biographer Curtis draws on abundant archival sources as well as interviews, memoirs, and previous biographies to create a comprehensive, warmly sympathetic life of iconic entertainer Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton . . . lively . . . authoritative . . . Meticulous research informs a brisk biography of an entertainment icon."-Kirkus (starred)