Silent Stars / Edition 1

Silent Stars / Edition 1

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by Jeanine Basinger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0819564516

ISBN-13: 9780819564511

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Film scholar Jeanine Basinger offers a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars — not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin, Keaton, Gish, and Garbo, but those who have been misrepresented, unfairly dismissed, or forgotten.

Included are Valentino, "the Sheik," who was hardly the effeminate

Overview

Film scholar Jeanine Basinger offers a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars — not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin, Keaton, Gish, and Garbo, but those who have been misrepresented, unfairly dismissed, or forgotten.

Included are Valentino, "the Sheik," who was hardly the effeminate lounge lizard he's been branded; Mary Pickford, who couldn't have been further from the adorable little creature with golden ringlets that was her film persona; Marion Davies, unfairly pilloried in Citizen Kane; the original "Phantom" and "Hunchback," Lon Chaney; the beautiful Talmadge sisters, Norma and Constance. Here are the great divas, Pola Negri and Gloria Swanson; the great flappers, Colleen Moore and Clara Bow; the great cowboys, William S. Hart and Tom Mix; and the great lover, John Gilbert. Basinger also includes the quintessential slapstick comedienne, Mabel Normand, with her Keystone Kops; the quintessential all-American hero, Douglas Fairbanks; and, of course, the quintessential all-American dog, Rin-Tin-Tin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819564511
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
WESLEYAN U
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Mary Pickford
Mabel and the Kops
Douglas Fairbanks
Sisters: The Talmadges, Norma and Constance
Cowboys: William S. Hart and Tom Mix
Women of the World: Gloria Swanson and Pola Negri
Rudolph Valentino
Marion Davies
Lon Chaney
John Gilbert
Flappers: Colleen Moore and Clara Bow
Rin-Tin-Tin
Coda: Garbo Talks
Bibliography
Index

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Silent Stars 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An odd collection of the author’s opinions; The Parade’s Gone By is a superior book.
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