Third Act: A Novel of Buster Keaton
Kevin Mori, author
Third Act unearths the forgotten love story that saved a cinema legacy. Buster Keaton had been a child prodigy in vaudeville and a star of the silent screen. But by the age of 40, he had been left behind by Hollywood. His fortunes changed following a chance meeting on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Eleanor Norris was a dancer under studio contract using her classical training in ballet to elevate the artistry of movie musicals. When she became Buster’s partner in life and on the stage, it changed both of them forever. Together, they tracked down his long-lost early films, leading to a career resurgence and the reputation Buster holds today as one of the world’s most innovative filmmakers.