Silent Film Stars on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables

Silent Film Stars on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables

by Eric L. Flom
     
 

Before they became household names, many would-be Hollywood stars began their careers as small-time actors in regional theatres and playhouses. Few of them earned much recognition based on their time in the footlights, but often the stage provided these Hollywood hopefuls with their first break in show business. Drawing on material from the J. Willis Sayre

Overview

Before they became household names, many would-be Hollywood stars began their careers as small-time actors in regional theatres and playhouses. Few of them earned much recognition based on their time in the footlights, but often the stage provided these Hollywood hopefuls with their first break in show business. Drawing on material from the J. Willis Sayre Collection, a nearly unbroken accumulation of theatrical programs from 1865 to 1955, this book chronicles the Seattle stage engagements of more than 30 silent film personalities. Such Hollywood giants as Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, D.W. Griffith, and Buster Keaton, to name just a few, can trace their early careers through the Emerald City.

Editorial Reviews

www.examiner.com
an engaging and entertaining combination of film history and local interest...the work of an enthusiastic researcher and writer...it reveals a wealth of new information about many of the great personalities of early film...excellent...The world would be a better place with more books like Silent Film Stars on the Stages of Seattle
HistoryLink.org
"Flom is an excellent writer and researcher who clearly loves and understands his topic...a substantial and scholarly work and is one you can keep on hand for future reference"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439089
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.80(d)

Meet the Author

In addition to writing books about silent film, Eric L. Flom is a contributing editor to HistoryLink, an online encyclopedia of Washington state history, and has written film and theatre pieces for The Seattle Times, The Enterprise and Silent Era. A longtime resident of Seattle, Flom currently lives in Milton, Georgia.

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