Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses

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University Press of Kentucky, 27 sep. 2002 - 439 páginas
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" From his unique perspective of friendship with many of the actors and actresses about whom he writes, silent film historian Anthony Slide creates vivid portraits of the careers and often eccentric lives of 100 players from the American silent film industry. He profiles the era's shining stars such as Lillian Gish and Blanche Sweet; leading men including William Bakewell and Robert Harron; gifted leading ladies such as Laura La Plante and Alice Terry; ing?nues like Mary Astor and Mary Brian; and even Hollywood's most famous extra, Bess Flowers. Although each original essay is accompanied by significant documentation and an extensive bibliography, Silent Players is not simply a reference book or encyclopedic recitation of facts culled from the pages of fan magazines and trade periodicals. It contains a series of insightful portraits of the characters who symbolize an original and pioneering era in motion history and explores their unique talents and extraordinary private lives. Slide offers a potentially revisionist view of many of the stars he profiles, repudiating the status of some and restoring to fame others who have slipped from view. He personally interviewed many of his subjects and knew several of them intimately, putting him in a distinctive position to tell their true stories.

 

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Mignon Anderson
3
Mary Astor
7
William Bakewell
11
Lina Basquette
15
Madge Bellamy
19
Constance Binney
23
Priscilla Bonner
27
Hobart Bosworth
35
Bessie Love
229
Dorothy Mackaill
233
Mary MacLaren
237
Percy Marmont
241
Mae Marsh
247
James Morrison
251
Jack Mulhall
255
Mae Murray
259

Evelyn Brent
39
Mary Brian
43
Gladys Brockwell
51
Kate Bruce
55
John Bunny
59
Ruth Clifford
63
Elmer Clifton
69
Miriam Cooper
73
Pauline Curley
79
Viola Dana
83
Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
89
Philippe De Lacy
97
Carol Dempster
101
Dorothy Devore
105
Richard Dix
109
Billie Dove
113
Claire DuBrey
117
Virginia Brown faire
121
Bess flowers
127
Howard Gaye
131
Lillian Gish
135
Dagmar Godowsky
141
Jetta Goudal
145
Ethel Grandin
153
Ralph Graves
159
Gilda Gray
163
Corinne Griffith
167
Robert Harron
173
William S Hart
179
Alice Howell
185
Alice Joyce
189
Madge Kennedy
193
Doris Kenyon
199
J Warren Kerrigan
203
Laura La Plante
209
Lon Chaney Charlie Chaplin Greta Garbo Buster Keaton and Rudolph Valentino
215
Harold Lloyd
221
Babe London
225
Conrad Nagel
263
Nita Naldi
267
Mabel Normand
271
Jane Novak
275
George OBrien
281
Gertrude Olmstead
285
Seena Owen
289
Jean Paige
293
Kathryn Perry
297
Olga Petrova
301
Mary Philbin
307
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
311
Arline Pretty
317
Esther Ralston
321
Charles Ray
325
Wallace Reid
329
Billie Rhodes
333
Charles Buddy Rogers
337
Clarine Seymour
341
Lowell Sherman
344
Pauline Starke
549
Gloria Swanson
553
Blanche Sweet
557
Constance Talmadge
569
Norma Talmadge
573
Alice Terry
577
Florence Turner
585
Theda Bara Louise Glaum Kitty Gordon Olga Grey Alice Hollister and Valeska Suratt
589
George Walsh
595
Henry B Walthall
601
Kathlyn Williams
607
Lois Wilson
611
Margery Wilson
615
Claire Windsor
621
Fay Wray
625
Index
629
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Anthony Slide is the author or editor of some sixty books on the history of popular entertainment, & editor of the "Filmmakers" series published by Scarecrow Press. He has served as an associate archivist of the American Film Institute & resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In 1990, in recognition of his work on the history of popular culture, Mr. Slide was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Bowling Green University. Anthony Slide resides in Studio City, California.

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