Silent Players: A Biographical And Autobiographical Study Of 100 Silent Film Actors And Actresses by Anthony SlideSilent Players: A Biographical And Autobiographical Study Of 100 Silent Film Actors And Actresses by Anthony Slide

Silent Players: A Biographical And Autobiographical Study Of 100 Silent Film Actors And Actresses

byAnthony Slide

Hardcover | August 1, 2002

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From his unique perspective of having known many of the actors and actresses about whom he writes, silent film historian Anthony Slide creates vivid portraits of the careers and often eccentric lives of 100 players from the American silent film industry. He profiles the era's shining stars such as Lillian Gish and Blanche Sweet; leading men including William Bakewell and Robert Harron; gifted leading ladies such as Laura La Plante and Alice Terry; ingenues like Mary Astor and Mary Brian; and even Hollywood's most famous extra, Bess Flowers.

Although each original essay is accompanied by significant documentation and an extensive bibliography, Silent Players is not simply a reference book or encyclopedic recitation of facts culled from the pages of fan magazines and trade periodicals. It contains a series of insightful portraits of the characters who symbolize an original and pioneering era in motion history and explores their unique talents and extraordinary private lives.

Slide offers a potentially revisionist view of many of the stars he profiles, repudiating the status of some and restoring to fame others who have slipped from view. He personally interviewed many of his subjects and knew several of them intimately, putting him in a distinctive position to tell their true stories.

Anthony Slide is the author or editor of some sixty books on the history of popular entertainment, & editor of the "Filmmakers" series published by Scarecrow Press. He has served as an associate archivist of the American Film Institute & resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In 1990, in recognition o...
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Title:Silent Players: A Biographical And Autobiographical Study Of 100 Silent Film Actors And ActressesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:439 pages, 10.24 × 7.24 × 1.23 inPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081312249X

ISBN - 13:9780813122496

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