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Silent Stars

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Book News Annotation:

Basinger (Wesleyan University) overviews the careers of silent film stars who have been misperceived, dismissed, or forgotten. The stars discussed are Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Douglas Fairbanks, Norma and Constance Talmadge, William Hart, Tom Mix, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Valentino, Marion Davies, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Colleen Moore, Clara Bow, and Rin-Tin-Tin. The book features 300 black and white photographs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One of America's most renowned film scholars offers a highly readable look at the divas, flappers, heroes and cowboys of silent films. 300 photos.

About the Author

Jeanine Basinger is Chair of the Film Studies Program and Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University, and Curator of the Cinema Archives there. She is the author of The "It's a Wonderful Life" Book, The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of a Genre, Anthony Mann, American Cinema: 100 Years of Filmmaking, and A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960. She lives with her husband in Middletown, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

  1. Mary Pickford
  2. Mabel and the Kops
  3. Douglas Fairbanks
  4. Sisters: the Talmadges, Norma and Constance
  5. Cowboys: William S. Hart and Tom Mix
  6. Women of the world: Gloria Swanson and Pola Negri
  7. Rudolph Valentino
  8. Marion Davies
  9. Lon Chaney
  10. John Gilbert
  11. Flappers: Colleen Moore and Clara Bow
  12. Rin-Tin-Tin
  13. Coda: Garbo talks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679438403
Author:
Basinger, Jeanine
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Silent films
Subject:
Silent films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.53x7.25x1.39 in. 2.82 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Actors » Anthologies

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"Synopsis" by , One of America's most renowned film scholars offers a highly readable look at the divas, flappers, heroes and cowboys of silent films. 300 photos.
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