Bluffton Actors' Colony / Buster Keaton

Bluffton Actors' Colony / Buster Keaton (HM25R0)

Location: Muskegon, MI 49441 Muskegon County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 13.125', W 86° 19.738'

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Bluffton Actors' Colony
In 1908, Joe Keaton, actor Paul Lucier, and agent Lew Earl founded the Actors' Colony. By 1911 over two hundred theater personalities flocked to Bluffton each summer. They included Keaton, his wife, Myra and his son Joseph Frank, nicknamed "Buster," who were billed as "The Three Keatons." Pascoe's Place, a local tavern, became the unofficial club headquarters. By 1918, film began replacing vaudeville and the Actors' Colony declined.
Buster Keaton
"That he is an excruciatingly funny little chap will be granted to him by anyone who sees him." raved a 1903 New York Times review of Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, child star of the popular vaudeville act "The Three Keatons." Known for his ability to keep a straight face in any situation. Buster Keaton (1895 - 1966) left the family act in 1917 to work in silent film. He is recognized, with Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, as one of the creative geniuses of silent comedy.
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HM NumberHM25R0
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByMichigan Department of State
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Date Added Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 554500 N 4785325
Decimal Degrees43.21875000, -86.32896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 13.125', W 86° 19.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 13' 7.5" N, 86° 19' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3428-3502 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon MI 49441, US
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