Synopses & Reviews
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
Mary Pickford --Mabel and the Kops --Douglas Fairbanks --Sisters: the Talmadges, Norma and Constance --Cowboys: William S. Hart and Tom Mix --Women of the world: Gloria Swanson and Pola Negri --Rudolph Valentino --Marion Davies --Lon Chaney --John Gilbert --Flappers: Colleen Moore and Clara Bow --Rin-Tin-Tin --Coda: Garbo talks.