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Behind the Mask of Innocence by Kevin Brownlow
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The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr
The Silent Clowns
by Walter Kerr
recommended for: Anyone interested in Silent Film Comedy
read in September, 2008
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Walter Kerr's "Silent Clowns" is a good overview and starting point into the genre of silent film comedy. His thesis is more analytically-driven than history driven, although Kerr does offer solid historical information about the careers of several c ...more
The Valentino Mystique by Allan R. Ellenberger
"Allan Ellenberger explores Valentino from a different angle - the emphasis here is on the Shiek's last days, the furor surrounding his funeral, and the way in which he is remembered today (most notably with the annual memorial service at Hollywood..." Read more of this review »
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A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen by Daniel C. Blum
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An invaluable reference. The best collection of film stills ever assembled in one book. While the book does contain some text, this is mainly eye-candy. It also underscores just how much of our film heritage is missing by all the pictures of films we ...more
Dark Lady of the Silents by Miriam Cooper
" Yes, IIRC, Walsh was actually persuing Mae Marsh before he married Cooper. Cooper really was a good actress in those Griffith films. A very distinctiv ...more "
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No Bed Of Roses by Joan Fontaine
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Gentlemen to the rescue; by Kalton C. Lahue
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A follow up to Lahue's Ladies In Distress. Like it's earlier companion, not highly detailed essays on some of the silent eras male stars. But a good starting point.
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Ladies in distress by Kalton C. Lahue
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An intersting collection of essays on several of the silent screen's actresses. Some well known, others very obscure. The articles aren't particularly detailed or illuminating, but they offer a nice starting point.
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Triangle by David von Drehle
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A gripping account of one of the worst tragedies in American history.
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