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Karl Dane

Author : Laura Petersen Balogh
ISBN : 9780786454365
Genre : Performing Arts
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Karl Dane’s life was a Cinderella story gone horribly wrong. The immigrant from Copenhagen was rapidly transformed from a machinist to a Hollywood star after his turn as the tobacco-chewing Slim in The Big Parade in 1925. After that, Dane appeared in more than 40 films with such luminaries as Lillian Gish, John Gilbert and William Haines until development of talkies virtually ruined his career. The most famous casualty of the transition from silent to sound film, Dane reportedly lost his career because of his accent. He was broke and alone at the height of the Depression and committed suicide in 1934.

Lupe V Lez

Author : Michelle Vogel
ISBN : 9780786489978
Genre : Performing Arts
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Here is the first extensive, full-length biography and career record on the life and work of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Vélez (1908–1944). Over the years many crude myths have surfaced about Vélez, the most notorious that she “died with her head in the toilet.” This biography not only studies Lupe’s personal life and career—including her tempestuous marriage to Johnny Weissmuller—but also examines her death in detail. It has been almost seven decades since her untimely end; at long last, the ugly rumors and myths are debunked—for good. Included are never-before-told family stories and photographs from Lupe’s second cousin, and an analysis of the actress’s lasting influence on popular culture. The foreword by Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow focuses on the fact and fancy behind Lupe Vélez’s colorful public image.

A Companion To Nordic Cinema

Author : Mette Hjort
ISBN : 9781118475287
Genre : Performing Arts
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A Companion to Nordic Cinema presents a collection of original essays that explore one of the world’s oldest regional cinemas from its origins to the present day. Offers a comprehensive, transnational and regional account of Nordic cinema from its origins to the present day Features original contributions from more than two dozen international film scholars based in the Nordic countries, the United States, Canada, Scotland, and Hong Kong Covers a wide range of topics on the distinctive evolution of Nordic cinema including the silent Golden Age, Nordic film policy models and their influence, audiences and cinephilia, Nordic film training, and indigenous Sámi cinema. Considers Nordic cinema’s engagement with global audiences through coverage of such topics as Dogme 95, the avant-garde filmmaking movement begun by Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, and the global marketing and distribution of Nordic horror and Nordic noir Offers fresh investigations of the work of global auteurs such as Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismäki, and Roy Andersson. Includes essays on Danish and Swedish television dramas, Finland’s eco-documentary film production, the emerging tradition of Icelandic cinema, the changing dynamics of Scandinavian porn, and many more

For Art S Sake The Biography Filmography Of Ben Turpin

Author : Steve Rydzewski
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Film Study

Author : Frank Manchel
ISBN : 0838634125
Genre : Performing Arts
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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.

Francis X Bushman

Author : Richard J. Maturi
ISBN : UOM:39015043116493
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Before Burt Lancaster and Charlton Heston, before Bogart and Gable, even before Rudolph Valentino, there was Francis X. Bushman. Named the King of the Movies at San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, Bushman virtually created the Hollywood model of the male heartthrob that hundreds of others have sought to imitate over the years. Born in 1883, Bushman had his first acting jobs in stock companies in his hometown of Baltimore. His film career started in 1911 when he starred in a one-reeler entitled His Friend's Wife. Over the next seven years, he became one of the top stars in movies. But his divorce from his wife, Josephine, and subsequent remarriage to leading lady, Beverly Bayne, effectively ended his career. He did manage a triumphant return to the big screen as Messala in Ben Hur (1926), but mostly thereafter he had smaller parts or was on stage. From contemporary sources and conversations with many of Bushman's surviving relatives, this is the compelling tale of one of Hollywood's first superstars and how his career laid the foundation for the matinee idols who followed.

Silent Film Performers

Author : Roy Liebman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018412572
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Each entry includes brief biographical and career data for the performer, with birthplace and year of birth and death. An overview of commercially published books and articles about or written by the performer is given next. The entry then provides a list of archival materials, including clipping files, photographs and stills, letters, scrapbooks and other memorabilia.

From Real Life To Reel Life

Author : Eileen Karsten
ISBN : UOM:39015029535914
Genre : Performing Arts
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In one convenient volume, Karsten lists all major biographical films shown in the U.S. since the advent of sound, among them The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Babe Ruth Story, Patton, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story, The Eddy Duchin Story, Words and Music, Pride of the Yankees, Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Magnificent Doll, Deep in my Heart, and A Man for All Seasons. This filmography of feature-length biographical films includes those released in English or with English subtitles and shown commercially either in a theater or on television. The majority of films listed are also available in video format.

The Five Sedgwicks

Author : Michael Zmuda
ISBN : 9781476617817
Genre : Performing Arts
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Individually and together, The Five Sedgwicks are among the unsung heroes of early filmmaking in Hollywood. Their work took them from vaudeville to silent film, through the studio era and into the Golden Age of television. By the late 1920s the Sedgwick siblings were well-known motion picture personalities: Edward was satirized by actor Harry Gribbon as an enthusiastic comedy director in King Vidor’s 1928 silent comedy hit Show People; Josie was a star of Western films and was presented the honorific title of “Queen of the Roundup”; Universal Films promoted Eileen as their “Queen of the Serial.” This book details the family’s extensive contributions to the entertainment industry.

Focus On Film

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ISBN : UCAL:B3567917
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