Kevin Brownlow - Performing Arts - 1990 - 579 pages
Looks at how silent films dealt with social issues, including drug abuse, alcoholism, crime, racism, abortion, prostitution, disease, and poverty
Roy Liebman - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 309 pages
Garbo talked, Gilbert self-destructed and Chaplin refused-that's about all many people know about silent film actors who faced the transition into talking pictures. Yes, Greta ...
James Card - Performing Arts - 1994 - 319 pages
Looks at the history of silent films and includes profiles of Cecil B. DeMille, Josef von Sternberg, King Vidor, Monta Bell, and silent actors
David Stenn - Biography & Autobiography - 1988 - 338 pages
Contrasts Clara Bow's enormous screen success with the traumatic childhood and, later, the malicious rumors she endured, and chronicles her rise to stardom and fall from grace ...
William M. Drew - History - 2010 - 268 pages
In 1927, The Jazz Singer heralded a revolution in the moviemaking industry with the advent of synchronized sound in full-length motion pictures. While movie studios adapted ...