KEATON WEEKEND GUIDE

Here is all you need to know (that we can currently think of) to prepare you for
BUSTER KEATON WEEKEND in LOS ANGELES.

Questions? Email us at: weekend@busterkeaton.com



Announcements

OPENING NIGHT GALA (Friday, 7:00 pm)

Tickets are still available.  We have an amazing night with light dinner, dessert, screenings of Keaton shorts with live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick, and talks by Paul Dooley, John Bengtson, and Patricia Eliot Tobias.  This is a fundraiser helping to support the entire weekend.  Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/keatongala

THE CAMERAMAN SCREENING at THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE (Saturday, 9:40 pm)

A few tickets remain for our late-night screening of Keaton’s The Cameraman.  Alek Lev and Jeremy Guskin of the Talking Buster Keaton podcast will host a panel discussion with Leonard Maltin and Patricia Eliot Tobias. Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/KeatonCameraman

TOURS

If you signed up for a tour, you will receive an EMAIL with your confirmation.

MERCHANDISE / MEMBERSHIP

All weekend, you will be able to join the Damfinos and purchase Buster Stuff, including NEW t-shirts, buttons and posters.  Show your love of Buster while supporting the Society’s Buster Keaton Weekend.


SPECIAL NOTE: PARKING/GETTING AROUND

You will find parking instructions below for each event, but we STRONGLY recommend using ride sharing services (LYFT, Uber, etc.) throughout the weekend.  Parking can be difficult and expensive. 


FRIDAY, JUNE 15th


Hollywood Heritage and The International Buster Keaton Society Present:
Buster Keaton Weekend Opening Night Gala

Friday, June 15th 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tickets: http://bit.ly/keatongala
Merchandise table? Yes.
Parking: Free, onsite


SATURDAY, JUNE 16th


TALMADGE FAMILY GRAVESITE

  • Saturday, June 16th 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Corridor G7
  • Abbey of the Psalms
  • Parking: Free, onsite
  • Photos and video permitted ONLY of Talmadge Family Room.

HOLLYWOOD'S SILENT ECHOES TOUR

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  • Satuday, June 16th
  • 10:00am - 10:30am, 11:00am - 11:30, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Sunday June 17th
  • 9:00 am - 9:30am, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Meet at: 6361 Selma Ave (NE corner of Selma and Cosmo )
  • Parking: Streets, local parking garages (Look for meters on Selma between Wilcox & Ivar and Cahuenga between Sunset & Hollywood)

KEATON STUDIO TOUR

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  • Saturday, June 16th
  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 5:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 17th
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Meet at: 1021 Lillian Way (SW corner of Eleanor Ave and Lillian Way)
  • Parking: Streets, local parking garages
    • Mostly free parking (CHECK SIGNS CAREFULLY)
    • Lillian Ave: South of Eleanor for at least 2 blocks
    • Romain: Between Vine and Cahuenga
    • Cahuenga : South of Eleanor for a couple blocks
    • Cahuenga: North of Santa Monica on east side of street
    • Vine: South of Romain on the west side of street

BUSTER KEATON DAY + PLAQUE DEDICATION CEREMONY

  • Saturday, June 16th
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • (Note: Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm)
  • 1021 Lillian Way (SW corner of Eleanor Ave and Lillian Way)
  • Food: A taco truck will be on site with food to purchase - CASH ONLY
  • Merchandise table? Yes.
  • Parking: Streets, local parking garages
    • Mostly free parking(CHECK SIGNS CAREFULLY)
    • Lillian Ave: South of Eleanor for at least 2 blocks
    • Romain: Between Vine and Cahuenga
    • Cahuenga : South of Eleanor for a couple blocks
    • Cahuenga: North of Santa Monica on east side of street
    • Vine: South of Romain on the west side of street

Dinner Time!

There are countless great options, but we can recommend the following for true Hollywood experiences:

Pig 'n' Whistle

  • 6714 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • (323) 463-0000
  • http://pignwhistlehollywood.com
  • Reservations suggested (you can make it there by 5:30 or 6:00 after the plaque event.
  • Next door to The Egyptian Theatre


Musso & Frank Grill

  • 6667 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
  • (323) 467-7788
  • mussoandfrank.com
  • Reservations suggested (you can make it there by 5:30 or 6:00 after the plaque event.
  • Walking distance from The Egyptian Theatre

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The film star is on the north side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Blvd.

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The TV star is on the north side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Blvd.

Saturday, June 16
Between dinner and the movie (or any time!)

BUSTER'S STARS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

What's a trip to Hollywood with a trip down the Hollywood Walk of Fame?  Buster has been honored with two stars, one for his work in film, and one for his work on TV. After dinner, and before heading over to the Egyptian Theater, take a moment to check them out!


SCREENING: THE CAMERAMAN + PANEL

  • Saturday, June 16th
  • 7:30pm and 9:40pm
  • The Egyptian Theater
  • 6712 Hollywood Blvd
  • Merchandise table? Yes.
  • Parking: This is a very difficult area in which to find parking. You can try either of these lots:
  • OUTDOOR: 1606 N Las Palmas Ave (around the corner from the theater)
  • INDOOR: 6801 Hollywood Blvd (Note: The entrance is on Highland)

SUNDAY, JUNE 17th


A VISIT TO BUSTER KEATON'S GRAVESITE

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  • Sunday, June 17th
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Forrest Lawn Cemetery - Hollywood Hills location
  • 6300 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068
  • Parking: On site, free
  • We will meet at the main entrance
  • If you arrive late, please ask directions to Lot 5512 Space 3 in the Court of Valor
  • Photo and video permitted ONLY of Keaton grave

THE INTERNATIONAL BUSTER KEATON SOCIETY presents:
"SHUT UP!" KEATON-INSPIRED COMEDY AT THE UCB INNER SANCTUM
+ SCREENING OF THE PLAYHOUSE ON 16MM W/ LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT

  • Sunday, June 17th
  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • UCB Inner Sanctum
  • 5419 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Parking: On site, $5 valet