American Silent Film Comedies: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Persons, Studios and Terminology

American Silent Film Comedies: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Persons, Studios and Terminology

by Blair Miller

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Overview

Many movie genres developed during the silent era, but none was as lasting as comedies. Actors and actresses stood in front of crude, hand-cranked cameras and invented a style that made people laugh and forget their troubles.
This is an encyclopedic work to persons, institutions and terms associated with silent film comedy. For people, there is a capsule biography and a summary of their contribution. For studios and companies, there is a brief history and for terms, a full definition is given.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786438839
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/15/2008
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Blair Miller is a resident of Fairport, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Timeline 3



The Encyclopedia 7



Bibliography 255

Index 261

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