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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 50.00
From Kevin Brownlow, cinema historian and discoverer of lost films, here is the first full-scale exploration of a vital and now almost forgotten chapter of American moviemaking: the response of early producers of the decades before World War I. All the issues that torment America today were rampant in the silent-film era: crime, poverty, alcohol,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 27.50
Here, from one of today?s leading authorities on film history, is the story, told brilliantly and for the first time, of the pioneering movie makers who as early as 1905 traveled beyond the studio stages to make feature films on location?and in so doing recorded the real history and real life of their time. The War, the West, and the Wilderness ... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2011; US$ 21.99
Immensely popular and prolific, Harold Lloyd sold more movie tickets during the Golden Age of Comedy than any other comedian. From Coney Island to Catalina Island, and from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills, Lloyd?s movies captured visions of silent-era America unequaled on the silver screen. A stunning work of cinematic archeology, Silent Visions describes... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 40.00
Mae Murray (1885--1965), popularly known as "the girl with the bee-stung lips," was a fiery presence in silent-era Hollywood. Renowned for her classic beauty and charismatic presence, she rocketed to stardom as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies, moving across the country to star in her first film, To Have and to Hold , in 1916. An instant hit with... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 41.99
Featuring intimate interviews--many published for the first time--this book takes readers on a journey through the professional and personal lives of more than twenty British actors. Each interview is preceded by a short introduction and is followed by a list of the performer?s major credits on stage, in film, and on television. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 54.99
In American Classic Screen Interviews , editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable interviews conducted for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains rare conversations with some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, celebrated animators,... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 45.00
Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling adventurer embodied the new American Century of speed, opportunity, and aggressive optimism. The essays and interviews in this volume bring... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 45.00
In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star. In this engaging collection, copublished with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians... more...