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Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars
     

Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars

by Eve Golden, Bob King (Foreword by)
 

This work contains 41 engaging essays on players of the silent screen, from superstars like Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to fascinating figures like Clarine Seymour and Arthur Johnson. These stories range from the tragic (early deaths, drug problems, talkie-related career failures) to the triumphant (a surprising number of silent stars enjoyed long, happy lives)

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This work contains 41 engaging essays on players of the silent screen, from superstars like Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to fascinating figures like Clarine Seymour and Arthur Johnson. These stories range from the tragic (early deaths, drug problems, talkie-related career failures) to the triumphant (a surprising number of silent stars enjoyed long, happy lives). Many of these personalities have never before been covered in depth, and their careers highlight the entire silent era, from its beginnings in the 1890s to its demise in the late 1920s. These essays, earlier versions of which were published in Classic Images, have been completely reedited and rewritten, reflecting information later made available to the author.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
one of the best authors on film today...engaging essays...delightful...exhaustive...detailed
Big Reel
dense with information
Silents Are Golden
"wonderful essays...excellent...writing is both thorough and accurate"
From the Publisher
“one of the best authors on film today...engaging essays...delightful…exhaustive…detailed”—Classic Images; “dense with information”—Big Reel; “wonderful essays...excellent…writing is both thorough and accurate”—Silents Are Golden.
Booknews
This collection of silent-screen era profiles recounts the birth, career and death of such stars as Rudolph Valentino, Pola Negri, Dorothy Gish, Norma Talmadge, Alla Nazimova, Gladys Brockwell, Douglas MacLean, and Esther Ralston. Originally published in magazine, the essays have been rewritten. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786408344
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
239
Sales rank:
1,090,016
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Eve Golden is a longtime contributor to Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age, and she writes and edits for Movieline and More. She has also written full-length biographies of actresses Jean Harlow, Theda Bara and Anna Held.

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