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The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896-1929
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Ken Wlaschin
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: McFarland

"This study begins the documentation of the lost history of songs of the silent cinema. Part one chronologically lists and describes songs about movies created between 1896 and 1929. Part two provides an alphabetical list of movie stars, including a brief biography of each. Part three reviews the recordings of
Silent Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Paolo Cherchi Usai
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Paolo Cherchi Usai provides a comprehensive introduction to the study, research and preservation of silent cinema from its heyday in the early 20th century to its present day flourishing. He traces the history of the moving image in its formative years, from Edison's and Lumière's first experiments to the dawn
Music for Silent Film
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Kendra Preston Leonard
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

Between 1895 and 1929, more than 15,000 motion pictures were made in the United States. We call these works “silent films,” but they were accompanied by an enormous body of music, including works adapted or arranged from pre-existing works, as well as newly composed pieces for theater orchestras, organists, or
The Origins of the Film Star System
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Andrew Shail
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Andrew Shail traces the emergence of film stardom in Europe and North America in the early 20th century. Modifying and supplementing Richard deCordova's account of the birth of the US star system, Shail describes the complex set of economic circumstances that led
Silent Mystery and Detective Movies
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Ken Wlaschin
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-01 - Publisher: McFarland

The silent film era was known in part for its cliffhanger serials and air of suspense that kept audiences returning to theaters week after week. Icons such as Douglas Fairbanks, Laurel and Hardy, Lon Chaney and Harry Houdini were among those who graced the dark and shadowy screen. This reference