An evening's entertainment: the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928
The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade a
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Gloria Swanson 4. Pola Negri 5. Thomas Meighan 6. Norma Talmadge 7. Harold
Lloyd 8. Tom Mix Film Daily 1. Harold Lloyd 2. Gloria Swanson 3. Tom Mix 4.
Thomas Meighan 5. Norma Talmadge 6. Corinne Griffith Rudolph Valentino 7.
Swanson was alone at the top.68 Gloria Swanson began in films at the Essanay
studio in Chicago in 1914. Signed as a stock player at $13.25 per week, the
fifteen-year-old schoolgirl soon became a steady member of the company,
making up ...
That year, she broke with Paramount, rejecting a salary offer that, she later
claimed, topped $1 million.72 The establishment of Gloria Swanson Productions
proved to be an organizational nightmare. Without adequate fiscal or technical
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These are the initial three volumes in a projected ten-volume series, scheduled for completion in 1993, which explores American cinema through the 1980s. Musser, who teaches film studies at NYU and ... Read full review