Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959

by Graham Webb

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Overview

Short subject films have a long history in American cinemas. These could be anywhere from 2 to 40 minutes long and were used as a "filler" in a picture show that would include a cartoon, a newsreel, possibly a serial and a short before launching into the feature film. Shorts could tackle any topic of interest: an unusual travelogue, a comedy, musical revues, sports, nature or popular vaudeville acts. With the advent of sound-on-film in the mid-to-late 1920s, makers of earlier silent short subjects began experimenting with the short films, using them as a testing ground for the use of sound in feature movies. After the Second World War, and the rising popularity of television, short subject films became far too expensive to produce and they had mostly disappeared from the screens by the late 1950s. This encyclopedia offers comprehensive listings of American short subject films from the 1920s through the 1950s.


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ISBN-13: 9781476639260
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 734
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Artist and writer Graham Webb has done animation work for The Yellow Submarine, ghosted for children’s comics and supplied articles for a variety of publications. He lives in Kent, England.
Artist and writer Graham Webb has done animation work for The Yellow Submarine, ghosted for children's comics and supplied articles for a variety of publications. He lives in Kent, England.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
vii
Preface
1
Shorts by Series Name
3
The Encyclopedia
25
Index
637

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