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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By this time, the entire industry was "thoroughly obsessed by star frenzy," and
even moderately priced performers could win ... Francis X. Bushman After four
years, only two top stars had maintained their popularity, indicating the
uncertainty of ...
Colleen Moore Mary Pickford Reginald Denny While such surveys are not
directly comparable, they do indicate that some stars, such as Pola Negri, were
honored more in theory than in practice. One also observes the tendency of fans
in this ...
Sixty years later she was the last of the silent-screen stars still playing the part.74
Pola Negri In the wake of the formation of United Artists, Adolph Zukor faced a
sudden shortage of star material. He had managed to hold onto William S. Hart, ...
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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