Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Video: Buster Keaton in the ring

Friday, March 30, 2012
Loretta reports:

I've incorporated early 19th C gentlemen's fondness for fisticuffs in several of my books.  For an idea of what boxing was really like back then, take a look at Georgian Boxing at Horrible Histories.

Fortunately for the squeamish, we don't have actual Regency era fisticuffs recorded on film—but here's Buster Keaton, my favorite silent film actor and comic genius, demonstrating his brilliance in the ring.

Cruikshank illustration from Pierce Egan's Life in London, 1821


Donna Hatch, Regency Romance Author said...

ha ha! That's my kind of boxing because I'm totally in that squeamish category. Thanks for the laughs :-)

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