Big V / Edition 2

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This is a completely new, revised, and expanded version of the book first published by Scarecrow in 1976. It documents the work of America's first major film company, Vitagraph, from its beginnings in the 1890s through its sale to Warner Bros. in 1925.

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Editorial Reviews

Classic Images - Michael R. Pitts
...groundbreaking...Very readable and historically important...
Film and Television Technician, (Uk) - Roy Fowler
...his attempt to restore forgotten Vitagraph to its rightful place in the annals is a worthy one. Much diligent and useful research has gone into The Big V
Classic Images
...groundbreaking...Very readable and historically important...
— Michael R. Pitts
Film Review Annual
Detailed and finely researched...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810820302
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Edition description: New and Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Slide has written or edited more than thirty books an the history of popular entertainment, among which are Early Women Directors, The Vaudevillians, International Film, Radio, and Television Journals, and The American Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary. He has held executive positions with both the American Film Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has been hailed as both "a publishing phehomenon" (by American Classic Screen) and a "a meticulous film scholar" (by Variety). Slide also edits the Scarecrow Press Filmmakers series. Alan Gevinson, who worked with Slide on the revision of The Big V, is on the staff of the American Film Institute Catalog.

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