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Biograph Company

Works: 307 works in 484 publications in 1 language and 8,875 library holdings
Genres: History  Silent films  Drama  Short films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Animated films  War films  Documentary films  Epic films 
Roles: prn, Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Biograph Company
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years before World War I, virtually no issue was too controversial to bring to the screen. The first American movies were deeply engaged with society, coming from an era when movies and entertainment were intimately interwoven with public debate. As such, they were shown in commercial movie theaters but also in clubs, churches, schools, and everywhere screens could be hung outdoors--from the sides of city tenements to country barns. This archive sends these treasures back into the world, where they found their inspiration. "The City Reformed" deals with the urban problems: poverty, criminality, health, safety, child welfare, and corruption. Gender, family, and the crusade for equal voting rights dominate in program 2, "New Women." Labor struggles and oppression are central to program 3, "Toil and Tyranny." The final program, "Americans in the Making," brings together films confronting immigration, race relations, and wartime home-front sacrifice
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. 40 films made in the early days of the medium are included in this collection. All films are mastered at correct speeds from excellent source material with new musical scores. Many of the films in this collection have been transferred to video from 35mm original prints (with a couple apparently taken from Library of Congress paper prints). The clarity on some of the films is striking. Films included in the collection: Series Photography 1877 - 1885 Homage to Eadweard Muybridge The Barber Shop (1894) by William K.L. Dickson Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing) (1894) by The Glenroy Brothers Sandow (1896) by William K.L. Dickson Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke (1896) by Louis Lumiere Transformation By Hats (1895) by Louise Lumiere The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895) by Louis Lumiere Baby's Lunch (1895) by Louis Lumiere Lumiere Films 1895 - 1897: Exiting the Factory (1895) by Louis Lumiere Serpentine Dances (1895) by William K.L. Dickson ACTUALITIES 1897-1910 Pres. McKinley at Home (1896) by William McKinley New York: Broadway at Union Square (1896) by Lumiere Poultry-Yard (1896) by Louis Lumiere Demolition of a Wall (1896) by Louise Lumiere Lion, London Zoological Garden (1896) by Lumiere Childish Quarrel (1896) by Lumiere Promenade of Ostriches, Paris Botanical Gardens (1896) by Louis Lumiere Dragoons Crossing the Saone (1896) by Louis Lumiere Arrival of a Train at La Coitat (1896) by Auguste Lumiere and Louis Lumiere Feeding the Doves (1896) by James H. White Cockfight (1894) by William K.L. Dickson The Kiss (1900) Card Party (1897) by Leopoldo Fregoli Snowball Fight (1897) by Louis Lumiere Seminary Girls (1897) by James H. White Pack Train on Chilkoot Pass (1898) by Thomas Edison A Trip to the Moon (1902) by Georges M li s The Great Train Robbery (1903) by Thomas Edison Sky Scrapers of New York City ... (1906) by Fred A. Dobson The Whole Dam Family & the Dam Dog (1905) by Edwin S. Porter San Francisco: Aftermath of an Earthquake (1906) The Policemen's Little Run (1907) by Ferdinand Zecca The Golden Beetle (1907) by Segundo de Chomon The Dog and his Various Merits (1908) by Pathe Freres Nero, or The Fall of Rome (1909) by Luigi Maggi Aeroplane Flight and Wreck (1910) Winsor McCay and his Moving Comics (1911) by Winsor McCay The Girl and Her Trust (1912) by D.W. Griffith Troubles of a Grasswidower (1908) by Max Linder Bangville Police (1913) by Henry Lehrman
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
A Christmas past( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent vignettes of the Christmas holiday season, digitally remastered
Mary Pickford, comedienne by Kemp R Niver( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the border states( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Border States" deals with the human aspect of the war. Representatives from both conflicting sides are forced to choose between the loyalty to their banner and the higher moral obligation to humanity
The fugitive( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of a selection of short motion pictures that traces D. W. Griffith's rapid, unparalleled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company, a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural expression
Sparrows by William Beaudine( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden in the Southern swamps is a baby farm where unwanted or lost children are cruelly underfed and overworked. Mama Mollie (Pickford) protects the others and leads them on an escape through alligator-infested swamps
The painted lady( Visual )

3 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man who seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise. Grabbing a pistol, she enters her father's downstairs office where she confronts a masked intruder
His trust( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust. Events continue to turn for the worse when invading Yankee soldiers arrive to loot and torch the widow's home. George saves the officer's daughter and battle sword by braving the flames
The sealed room( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but consorts with the court troubadour. In fact, they use the king's new play chamber for their own love craft. When the king discovers this, he sends for his masons. With the faithless duo still inside, the masons use stone and mortar to quietly seal the only door to the vault
The lesser evil by David Mackay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1912 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain
The adventures of Dollie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1908 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While strolling along the seashore, Dollie is kidnapped by a gypsy, rescued by a young fisherman, and finally reunited with her mother. This was the first picture directed by Griffith
The last drop of water( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water
The unchanging sea( Visual )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tales of fishermen and their families, as a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. They learn that although people age and change, the sea and the ways of the fisherfolk remain eternal
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
Daddy-long-legs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, Judy Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens "Daddy-Long-Legs."
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two films which are biographical accounts of the life and work of the early motion picture producer and director, D.W. Griffith. Both films include extensive film clips from his motion pictures. The first film focuses on the films Griffith directed while working for the Biograph Company from 1908 through 1913 and includes an interview with actress Blanche Sweet. The second film reviews Griffith's work after he matured and includes an interview with Lillian Gish who comments upon her experiences acting in his films
A Corner in wheat( Visual )

9 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the rise and fall of a callous financial manipulator, and the social consequences of his actions
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Eloquent gestures : the transformation of performance style in the Griffith Biograph filmsThe Biograph girl : a musical