Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema (Reference by Christophe P. Jacobs, Donald McCaffrey

By Christophe P. Jacobs, Donald McCaffrey

The newest providing from the Reference publications to the World's Cinema sequence, this severe survey of key movies, actors, administrators, and screenwriters in the course of the silent period of the yank cinema deals a broad-ranging portrait of the movie creation of silent movie. unique yet concise alphabetical entries contain over a hundred movie titles and a hundred and fifty group of workers. An introductory bankruptcy explores the early development of the hot silent medium whereas the ultimate bankruptcy of this encyclopedic learn examines the sophistication of the silent cinema. those chapters define movie historical past from its beginnings until eventually the perfection of synchronized sound, and mirror upon the subjects and strategies confirmed with the silent cinema that endured into the sound period via glossy times.

The annotated entries, alphabetically prepared by way of movie identify or group of workers, contain short bibliographies and filmographies. An appendix lists secondary yet very important video clips and their creators. movie and pop culture students will get pleasure from the giant quantity of data that has been culled from numerous assets and that builds upon the elevated reviews and study of the previous ten years.

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Liebman, Roy. Silent Film Performers. , 1996. , executive editor. The American Film Institute Catalog 19211930. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Spehr, Paul C. American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920. , 1996. Vazzana, Eugene Michael. Silent Film Necrology. , 1995. 26 BALDWIN, RUTH ANN BALDWIN, RUTH ANN. Birth and death data unknown. Director, screenwriter. Ruth Ann Baldwin is an obscure figure who flourished in the film industry from 1914 to 1921. A former journalist, she started writing screenplays for Universal in 1914.

American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920. , 1996. Vazzana, Eugene Michael. Silent Film Necrology. , 1995. A N D E R S O N , G. M. " Born Gilbert Maxwell Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 21,1880. Died January 20,1971, in Woodland Hills, California. Actor, writer, director, producer. As a precursor of William S. Hart and Tom Mix, Broncho Billy proved to be the first star of the Western. While he played several minor roles in The Great Train Robbery (1903), that hardly brought distinction to his acting ability.

Bayne made only five more silent pictures, her starring career finished. She acted in vaudeville and on stage into the late 1940s, having tried unsuccessfully to return to the screen in sound films in the mid-1930s. Selected Filmography: The Loan Shark (1912), A Good Catch (1912), The Magic Wand (1912), The Pemtant (1912), Dear Old Girl (1913), The Toll of the Marshes (1913), Through the Storm (1914), One Wonderful Night (1914), Under Royal Patronage (1914), The Great Silence (1915), Graustark (1915), Pennington's Choice (1915), The Great Secret (1916), Romeo and Juliet (1916), Man and His Soul (1916), A Million a Minute (1916), The Adopted Son (1917), Red White and Blue Blood (1917), Their Compact (1917), Social Quicksands (1918), A Pair of Cupids (1918), Poor Rich Man (1918), With Neatness and Dispatch (1918), Under Suspicion (1918), God's Outlaw (1919), Daring Hearts (1919), Modern Marriage (1923), The Age of Innocence BEERY, NOAH 35 (1924), Her Marriage Vows (1924), The Tenth Woman (1924), Who Cares (1925), Passionate Youth (1925), Once In a Lifetime (1932), As Husbands Go (1934), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935).

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