This treasure-trove of stills and portraits brings to life the pictures and the people who transformed the cinema from a curiosity into a beloved institution. From the earliest Edison kinetoscopes of 1889 to Charlie Chaplin's 'City Lights' and 'Modern Times', the rambunctious, ground-breaking days of the silent era are captured in these pages.
All the great stars are here - Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Lillian Gish, among others. Also included are such brilliant director as Mack Sennett & D.W. Griffith.
This year-by-year chronology provides a delightful visual guide to the fondly remembered decades that comprised the silent era. There is a short essay on the films and filmmakers of each year, as well as dozens of photos that constitute a wonderful introduction to, or a nostalgic look back at, the marvelous moving picture of these pioneering times.
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Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110399506675
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0399506675