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By Denise Lowe

ISBN-10: 078901842X

ISBN-13: 9780789018427

ISBN-10: 0789018438

ISBN-13: 9780789018434

learn women’s contributions to film—in entrance of the digicam and in the back of it!

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of girls in Early American movies: 1895-1930 is an A-to-Z reference consultant (illustrated with over a hundred and fifty hard-to-find photographs!) that dispels the parable that males ruled the movie in the course of its youth. Denise Lowe, writer of ladies and American tv: An Encyclopedia, offers a wealthy assortment that profiles the various ladies who have been the most important to the advance of cinema as an industry—and as an paintings shape. no matter if operating backstage as manufacturers or publicists, in the back of the cameras as writers, administrators, or editors, or in entrance of the lens as flappers, vamps, or serial queens, 1000's of girls made profound and lasting contributions to the evolution of the movie production.

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of ladies in Early American movies: 1895-1930 delivers speedy entry to the histories of a number of the girls who pioneered the early days of cinema—on monitor and stale. The booklet chronicles the well known figures of the period, resembling Alice man, Mary Pickford, and Francis Marion yet offers equivalent billing to those that labored in anonymity because the moved from the silent period into the age of sound. Their person tales good fortune and failure, creative fight and strife, and private triumph and tragedy fill within the plot issues lacking from the whole saga of Hollywood’s beginnings.

Pioneers of the movie company present in An Encyclopedic Dictionary of ladies in Early American motion pictures comprise:

  • Dorothy Arnzer, the 1st girl to hitch the administrators Guild of the US and the one woman director to make a profitable transition from silent movies to sound
  • Jane Murfin, playwright and screenwriter who turned manager of movies at RKO Studios
  • Gene Gauntier, the actress and scenarist whose edition of Ben Hur for the Kalem movie corporation resulted in a landmark copyright infringement case
  • Theda Bara, whose on-screen attractiveness nearly outfitted Fox Studios sooner than typecasting and overexposure destroyed her profession
  • Madame Sul-Te-Wan, née Nellie Conley, the 1st African-American actor or actress to signal a movie agreement and be a featured performer
  • Dorothy Davenport, who parlayed the exposure surrounding her actor-husband’s drug-related dying right into a occupation as a manufacturer of social reform melodramas
  • Lois Weber, a street-corner evangelist who turned one of many best-known and highest-paid administrators in Hollywood
  • Lina Basquette, the “Screen Tragedy woman” who married and divorced studio magnate Sam Warner, led The Hollywood Aristocrats Orchestra, claimed to were a secret agent for the yank place of work of Strategic providers in the course of international battle II, and have become a popular puppy professional in her later years
  • and plenty of more!

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of ladies in Early American movies: 1895-1930 additionally comprises complete appendices of the WAMPAS child Stars, the silent stars remembered within the Graumann chinese language Theater Forecourt of the celebs and people immortalized at the Hollywood stroll of Stars. The ebook is useful as a source for researchers, librarians, lecturers operating in movie, pop culture, and women’s background, and to an individual both professionally or casually within the early days of Hollywood and the movie industry.

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