Robert Goldstein and 'The Spirit of '76' by Robert GoldsteinRobert Goldstein and 'The Spirit of '76' by Robert Goldstein

Robert Goldstein and 'The Spirit of '76'

byRobert Goldstein, Anthony Slide

Hardcover | June 1, 1993

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Impressed by the success of The Birth of a Nation, Robert Goldstein, owner of a well-known Los Angeles costume supply house, produced his own epic film drama, The Spirit of '76 and screened it in Los Angeles shortly after America's entry into World War I. The film was denounced as anti-British and treasonous. Arrested under the Espionage Act, Goldstein became the first and only American jailed for the crime of producing a patriotic film. Film historian Tony Slide includes an introductory essay, reprints contemporary documentation, and publishes a 1927 manuscript by Goldstein, in which he fully documents the background to the film, its making, his arrest and trial, and his later suffering.
Anthony Slide has published over forty pioneering works on film history, among them the first volumes dealing exclusively with early American cinema, the Vitagraph Company, the Fine Arts Company, filmmaking in Ireland, film preservation, and the non-theatrical film. He edits the Scarecrow Filmmakers Series and has produced a series of ...
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Title:Robert Goldstein and 'The Spirit of '76'Format:HardcoverDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810826747

ISBN - 13:9780810826748

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