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Swanson, Gloria 1897-1983

Works: 442 works in 886 publications in 10 languages and 12,489 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film noir  Biography  Silent films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Documentary television programs  Short films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Speaker, Commentator, Producer, Costume designer, Creator, Contributor, Other, Editor, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Gloria Swanson
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Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

108 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an aging film queen who prepares for her grand comeback to stardom
Queen Kelly by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

40 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gothic romance in which a convent girl is seduced by a prince and inherits a brothel in Africa before he finds her again
Sadie Thompson by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

14 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranded passengers on Pago Pago during an epidemic include Sadie Thompson, a prostitute, and Alfred Davidson, a reformer whose lust for her masquerades as a desire to save her soul
Male and female by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

19 editions published between 1919 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria Swanson plays a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person
Don't change your husband( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't change your husband: Leila Porter, tired of her dull husband, leaves him for another man who turns out to be a two-timing playboy. Leila then encourages her first husband to pursue her again
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
Beyond the rocks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is tricked into an arranged marriage with an older millionaire by her female relatives, and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman as she honeymoons in the Alps and Paris. Discovering that his wife loves another, the husband rushes off to the Sahara. In 2003, Beyond the rocks was rediscovered at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, after being considered lost for decades. The nitrite print was virtually complete, and had Dutch intertitles. It was restored, a new score was composed and new English intertitles added, based on the original continuity script
Gloria Swanson - Butterflies are free( Visual )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1971 episode of Elliot Norton Reviews is a discussion with actress Gloria Swanson
The age of ballyhoo( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the Twenties told through the use of Hollywood movies and newsreels of the period
Why change your wife?( Visual )

8 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy, a husband is lured away from his prim wife, who transforms herself into an attractive and stylish woman to win him back
Indiscreet by Stanley Donen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman, the toast of the town, sacrifices her brilliant social career for the sake of her sister. Soon this sisterly love not only limits her social life, but lays the seed for the ruin of her own chances for romance
The Affairs of Anatol( Visual )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York socialite becomes bored with his newlywed bride and attempts to broaden his romantic horizons by rescuing a series of damsels in distress
Beyond the rocks by Sam Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered one of the great 'lost' films from the Hollywood golden age, it was amazingly discovered by the Nederlands Filmmuseum in 2005. It's a roller-coaster ride through the English countryside, Swiss Alps, Paris, London, and the Sahara!
The first kings of comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious tribute to the era of silent slapstick comedy and all the uproarious comedians who built the comedy genre
Tonight or never by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

11 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera prima donna while on holiday in Venice with her elderly fiance becomes intrigued with Fletcher, one of her admirers. One evening he manages to corner the heroine in her apartment, whereupon she becomes convinced that he's merely a gigolo interestd in her money. But Fletcher is in reality a representative of the Metropolitan Opera, determined to sign her to a contract
Teddy at the throttle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villain Beery, in a plot to get his hands on a fortune, ties Gloria to the railroad tracks and Bobby must rescue her with a major assist from canine pal Teddy. Locations include the Beverly Hills Hotel at Sunset Blvd. and Beverly Drive; Chatsworth Park train pass; and Pacific Electric railroad trestle near Fletcher Drive and Riverside Drive on the Glendale line
Airport 1975 by Jack Smight( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 747 experiences a mid-air accident, rendering the jet pilotless. The remaining crew and passengers attempt to reach their destination safely with a stewardess at the cockpit controls
Swanson & Valentino( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two great stars personified Hollywood: Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino. She sacrificed everything for stardom. He did nothing to seek the adoration which ultimately engulfed him. Swanson recalls her meteoric rise--and fall--with remarkable candor. Valentino's brother helps tell the story of the young Italian who became the silver screen's Great Lover--but whose private life failed to match his public image
The General( Visual )

in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tour of the Filming Locations: This documentary features a tour of the filming locations of The General, presented by John Bengtson, author of Silent Echoes. Behind-the-Scenes Home Movie Footage: This is behind-the-scenes home movie footage of the filming location of The General. Silents Please: Introduction by Gloria Swanson: This is an introduction to The General by Gloria Swanson from the 1960 ABC television series Silents Please. The Silent Years: Introduction by Orson Welles: This is an introduction to The General by Orson Welles from the 1971 PBS television series The Silent Years. The Buster Express: This is a brisk montage of train gags from throughout Buster Keaton's career. Video Tour of the Authentic General Locomotive: This documentary features a video tour of the authentic General locomotive, presented by Harper Harris
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Alternative Names
Gloria Swanson actrice américaine

Gloria Swanson actriz estadounidense

Gloria Swanson aktorka amerykańska

Gloria Swanson Amerikaans acteur

Gloria Swanson Amerikaans actrice

Gloria Swanson Amerikana nga aktres

Gloria Swanson attrice statunitense

Gloria Swanson US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Glorija Svanson

Glorija Svansone

Svensson, Gloria May Josephine

Svensson, Gloria May Josephine 1897-1983

swanson, Gloria Josephine Mae

Swanson, Gloria Mae

Swanson, Gloria Mae 1897-1983

Swanson, Josephine.

Swenson, Josephine

Swenson, Josephine 1897-1983

Γκλόρια Σουόνσον

Глориа Свансон

Глория Свенсон

Глорија Свансон

Глорыя Свенсан

Глорія Свенсон

Свенсон, Глория

גלוריה סוונסון

גלוריה סוונסון שחקנית אמריקאית

غلوريا سوانسون

غلوريا سوانسون ممثلة أمريكية

گلوریا سوانسون

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