Silent Stars Speak: Interviews with Twelve Cinema Pioneers

Silent Stars Speak: Interviews with Twelve Cinema Pioneers

by Tony Villecco
     
 

The pioneers of the motion picture industry were a group of uncommonly talented men, women, and children. Many of their films have now vanished or disintegrated, and the only evidence of them is in the memories of their creators. The twelve men and women featured in this collection of interviews share their memories of the early days of filmmaking, from the

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Overview

The pioneers of the motion picture industry were a group of uncommonly talented men, women, and children. Many of their films have now vanished or disintegrated, and the only evidence of them is in the memories of their creators. The twelve men and women featured in this collection of interviews share their memories of the early days of filmmaking, from the technicalities of lighting and production, to celebrities they encountered. The interviewees include Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Virginia Cherrill, child star "Baby Peggy," director Andrew Stone, and original "Our Gang" member Jean Darling. Their stories of what it was like to make a movie in the silent era are illuminating glimpses into an era that fades with every passing year. Each interview is accompanied by a comprehensive filmography, and dozens of photographs of these celebrities and their associates are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
seriously worth your time...excellent, entertaining, and well written with great photos
Film & History
wonderful...important...extensive filmography...dozens of rare stills...worthy
Film Review
impeccable [research]...the rare stills and detailed filmographies...are excellent
Booknews
Villecco, a writer for publications including , interviews 12 actors about what it was like to work and be a star in the early days of movie making. Interviewees (with filmographies for each) are: Baby Peggy (Diana Serra Cary), Priscilla Bonner, Virginia Cherrill, Pauline Curley, Jean Darling (an original member), Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Francis Lederer, Molly O'Day, Anita Page, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, David Rollins, and director Andrew Stone. The earliest silent film covered was made in 1915, and the latest<-->Chaplin's <-->in 1931. Includes many b&w publicity stills. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780786408146
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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