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The Columbia Comedy Shorts

The Columbia Comedy Shorts Author Ted Okuda
ISBN-10 9781476610108
Release 1998-10-01
Pages 272
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Columbia produced over 500 two-reel shorts from 1933 through 1958, with Hollywood's finest comics (the Three Stooges, Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Charley Chase, others). Fully illustrated with never-before-published photographs, the book chronicles the history of all, including interviews with the veterans. The filmography covers all of the 526 two-reelers: credits, date, synopsis.



Discovering Short Films

Discovering Short Films Author C. Felando
ISBN-10 9781137484369
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 195
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As film history's oldest and one of today's most prominent forms, the live-action short film has both historical and contemporary significance. Felando discusses the historical significance of the short film, identifies the fiction short's conventions, and offers two general research categories: the classical short and the art short.



Hokum

Hokum Author Rob King
ISBN-10 9780520288119
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 272
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Hokum! is the first book to take a comprehensive view of short-subject slapstick comedy in the early sound era. Challenging the received wisdom that sound destroyed the slapstick tradition, author Rob King explores the slapstick short’s Depression-era development against a backdrop of changes in film industry practice, comedic tastes, and moviegoing culture. Each chapter is grounded in case studies of comedians and comic teams, including the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and Robert Benchley. The book also examines how the past legacy of silent-era slapstick was subsequently reimagined as part of a nostalgic mythology of Hollywood’s youth.



Coming Back to a Theater Near You

Coming Back to a Theater Near You Author Brian Hannan
ISBN-10 9781476623894
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 492
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In the Silent Era, film reissues were a battle between rival studios--every Mary Pickford new release in 1914 was met with a Pickford re-release. For 50 years after the Silent Era, reissues were a battle between the studios, who considered old movies "found money," and cinema owners, who often saw audiences reject former box office hits. In the mid-1960s, the return of The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)--the second biggest reissue of all time--altered industry perceptions, and James Bond double features pushed the revival market to new heights. In the digital age, reissues have continued to confound the critics. This is the untold hundred-year story of how old movies saved new Hollywood. Covering the booms and busts of a recycling business that became its own industry, the author describes how the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock won over new generations of audiences, and explores the lasting appeal of films like Napoleon (1927), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Rocky Horror Show (1975) and Blade Runner (1982).



Lost in the Fifties

Lost in the Fifties Author Dixon, Wheeler W
ISBN-10 0809388448
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Slapstick Comedy

Slapstick Comedy Author Tom Paulus
ISBN-10 9781135966232
Release 2010-06-09
Pages 288
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From Chaplin’s tramp to the Bathing Beauties, from madcap chases to skyscraper perils, slapstick comedy supplied many of the most enduring icons of American cinema in the silent era. This collection of fourteen essays by prominent film scholars challenges longstanding critical dogma and offers new conceptual frameworks for thinking about silent comedy’s place in film history and American culture. The contributors discuss a broad range of topics including the contested theatrical or cinematic origins of slapstick; the comic spectacle of crazy technology and trick stunts; the filmmakers who shaped the style of early slapstick; and comedy’s implications for theories of film form and spectatorship. This volume is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the origins and continued importance of a film genre at the heart of American cinema from its earliest days to today.



Mack Sennett s Fun Factory

Mack Sennett s Fun Factory Author Brent E. Walker
ISBN-10 9780786477111
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 671
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This is a comprehensive career study and filmography of Mack Sennett, cofounder of Keystone Studios, home of the Keystone Kops and other vehicles that showcased his innovative slapstick comedy. The filmography covers the more than 1,000 films Sennett produced, directed, wrote or appeared in between 1908 and 1955, including casts, credits, synopses, production and release dates, locations, cross-references of remade stories and gags, footage excerpted in compilations, identification of prints existing in archives, and other information. The book, featuring 280 photographs, also contains biographies of several hundred performers and technical personnel connected with Sennett.



Wheeler Woolsey

Wheeler   Woolsey Author Edward Watz
ISBN-10 9781476616841
Release 2001-04-02
Pages 336
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During the Depression years, the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were second only to Laurel and Hardy at the box office. Each of their over 20 comedies are analyzed in detail here; full filmographic data, production notes, plot synopses, and critical commentary are provided. The research is supplemented by an interview with Bert Wheeler.



Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN-10 PSU:000045663147
Release 1999
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Pennsylvania Heritage

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ISBN-10 WISC:89118578624
Release 2008
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Books in Print Supplement

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025417838
Release 2002
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Silent Film Necrology

Silent Film Necrology Author Eugene Michael Vazzana
ISBN-10 0786410590
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 585
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Reviews from the first edition (which went through 1993): [The] sheer volume of information renders this book of more interest [than the competition]...a valuable addition"--Library Journal; "essential...invaluable...a magnificent achievement--comprehensive...a good read"--The Other Side of Show Business; "unique...highly recommended"--Classic Images; "excellent source"--Big Reel; "most impressive"--Movie Collectors World; "a thorough well-researched biographical dictionary"--ARBA. This greatly expanded (over 18,500 entries versus 9,000 in the earlier edition) and updated edition includes everyone from John Aasen, an 8-foot, 9-inch circus star who appeared in silent film comedies, to Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, who invented the iconoscope and kinescope that together constituted the first all-electronic television system. This is the most complete necrology available on people from the silent era. The entries are arranged alphabetically by professional name, and include birth and death dates, the place of birth and death, real name when it differs from the professional name, married name for women, birth certificate date when available, age at death, and bibliographic data of any autobiography or biography. When available the cause of death is also provided. Following these data, there is a reference to any obituary printed in The New York Times, Variety or, occasionally, another publication, including the obituarys headline.



Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood Author Ron Backer
ISBN-10 9780786469758
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 391
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"This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood focuses on 22 different series and 167 individual films. Each series is placed within its historical context, with emphasis on its source material and the changes or developments within the series. Also included are reviews of all the series' films, analyzing the quality and cohesiveness of the plotlines "--



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888517
Release 2003
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Small Press Record of Books in Print

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ISBN-10 NWU:35556020467197
Release 1992
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Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez Author Michelle Vogel
ISBN-10 9780786489978
Release 2012
Pages 238
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"Here is the first extensive, full-length biography and career record on the life and work of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Vélez (1908-1944). Included are stories and photographs and an analysis of lasting influence on popular culture. The foreword by Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow focuses on the fact and fancy behind Lupe Vélez's colorful public image"--Provided by publisher.



Actresses of a Certain Character

Actresses of a Certain Character Author Axel Nissen
ISBN-10 9780786427468
Release 2007
Pages 248
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"Information presented regarding birth, death, film credits and analyzes each player's unique talents, signature roles and career development. Representative range of backgrounds, character types and career experiences including actresses such as Agnes Moorehead, Thelma Ritter, Beulah Bondi, Sara Allgood, and Jessie Ralph, among others. A fascinating tour through Hollywood's big studio era and the lives of its characters"--Provided by publisher.