An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, Volume 3
Scribner, 1990 - Performing Arts - 395 pages
V. 1. The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 / Charles Musser -- v. 2. The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser -- v. 3. An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 / Richard Koszarski -- v. 4. The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 / Donald Crafton -- v. 5. Grand design : Hollywood as a modern business enterprise, 1930-1939 / Tino Balio -- v. 6. Boom and bust : the American cinema in the 1940s / Thomas Schatz -- v. 7. Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev -- v. 8. The sixties, 1960-1969 / Paul Monaco -- v. 9. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 / David A. Cook -- v. 10. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 / Stephen Prince.
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Adolph Zukor saw the potential of placing an important slapstick comedian in a
feature-picture framework and in 1920 signed Fatty Arbuckle to a $2 million
contract. The first Arbuckle feature, The Round Up, appeared on 10 October 1920
, and ...
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, one of the most popular and highly paid of all
Hollywood stars, was being held in San Francisco on murder charges. At a wild
party thrown by Arbuckle at the St. Francis Hotel, a would-be starlet, Virginia
Rappe, was ...
Arbuckle was the first of these mentors. In 1917 he invited Keaton, who had
recently broken up the family act, "The Three Keatons," to join his Comicque Film
Company in New York City. Keaton writes in his autobiography: Roscoe . . . took
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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
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