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Swanson, Gloria 1897-1983

Works: 464 works in 1,081 publications in 10 languages and 13,076 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film noir  Silent films  Biography  Autobiographies  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Drama  Short films  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Speaker, Commentator, pmn, Producer, Other, Creator, Costume designer, Contributor, Narrator, Illustrator, Singer, Editor, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Sunset Blvd.( Visual )

20 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 2,639 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 a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder( Visual )

127 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harsh look at Hollywood in which an aging silent-movie queen makes a tragic attempt to return to stardom
Beyond the rocks by Sam Wood( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 342 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
Queen Kelly by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

43 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 323 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 )

21 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis Fleeing from possible incarceration in San Francisco, Sadie Thompson, a sultry "lady of the evening", takes to the high seas. Her escape brings her to a tropical island in the South Pacific, where she finds unexpected love with a compassionate Marine. Her newfound happiness is threatened, however, by a zealous Christian reformer who has designs on her flesh as well as her soul. DVD
Gloria Swanson - Butterflies are free( Visual )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1971 episode of Elliot Norton Reviews is a discussion with actress Gloria Swanson
Male and female by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

24 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoiled woman always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler. She then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person
Teddy at the throttle( Visual )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 159 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
Why change your wife?( Visual )

14 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 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
Don't change your husband( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden chance: Mary, married to an alcoholic and now reduced to poverty, meets a millionaire and may have a chance for a future with him
Indiscreet( Visual )

20 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman cannot bring herself to tell her fiance that she once had a love affair
The affairs of Anatol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil B. DeMille directed this risque all-star revue of decadence which must have been jaw-dropping in 1921 and which remains astonishing today, although for entirely different reasons. Anatol de Witt Spencer (Wallace Reid), as incredibly wealthy as he is naive, and his child-like bride, Vivian (Gloria Swanson), are on their honeymoon. At a posh speakeasy he spies his high school sweetheart, Emilie (Wanda Hawley), from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (DeMille's own hometown), who is obviously the sex toy of flamboyant old Gordon Bronson (known on Wall Street as the Man of Iron, but here as the Man of Dough). To Vivian's dismay, idealistic Anatol decides to rescue the seductive Emilie, sets her up in an expensive apartment and gets her violin lessons, but she won't change her stripes and goes back to Bronson. The Spencers then try a second honeymoon, but they are no sooner settled into a simple country life than almost the same thing happens again, this time with the thieving wife (Agnes Ayres) of a self-righteous deacon (Monte Blue). Not only does DeMille show women smoking, drinking (during Prohibition), exposing body parts seldom seen on a movie screen, and frankly pursuing men who attract them; he also presents this debauchery with amazing visual flair. DeMille clearly meant The Affairs of Anatol to be as much a decorative feast. With design by Erte, elegant Spencers honeymoon in sets that look like the work of Aubrey Beardsley on stimulants; Satan Synne's cape and tiara look like an octopus made of pearls, and all this exoticism is enriched by many striking and unusual lighting effects. This edition is digitally mastered from an elaborate original print featuring hand coloring, stencil coloring, and dozens of changes in color tint and tone, in itself a striking work of art. The Affairs of Anatol is presented at a visually correct projection speed (21 frames per second) with a digital stereo score compiled by Brian Benison from authentic silent cinema music
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
The age of ballyhoo by David Shepard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the Twenties told through the use of Hollywood movies and newsreels of the period
The Affairs of Anatol by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale about a hypocritical New York sophisticate, Anatol De Witt Spencer, was freely adapted from Schnitzler's play. His marriage is tested by his 'philandering', culminating in his encounter with Satan Synne, 'the world's wickedest woman', which only serves to confirm Anatol's inability to face the truth about himself and 'the ways of women'. The front-on compositions, colour tinted and filmed in Art Nouveau-designed sets are, in the words of Charles Higham, 'like a series of Beardsley illustrations to Oscar Wilde'
The first kings of comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious tribute to the era of silent slapstick comedy and all the uproarious comedians who built the comedy genre
Manhandled( Visual )

18 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shop girl searches for love and finds big trouble in the big city
Airport 1975 by Jack Smight( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 80 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
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
Swanson on Swanson by Gloria Swanson( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography by the former movie star and producer, Gloria Swanson
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Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson actrice américaine

Gloria Swanson actriu estatunidenca

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Gloria Swanson aktore amerikane

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Gloria Swanson American actress

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Gloria Swanson US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Gloria Swansonová

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Glorija Svanson

Glorija Svansone

Svensson, Gloria May Josephine

Svensson, Gloria May Josephine 1897-1983

Swanson, Gloria

swanson, Gloria Josephine Mae

Swanson, Gloria Mae

Swanson, Gloria Mae 1897-1983

Swanson, Josephine.

Swenson, Josephine

Swenson, Josephine 1897-1983

Γκλόρια Σουάνσον Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός

Γκλόρια Σουόνσον

Глориа Свансон

Глория Свенсон

Глория Свенсон американская актриса

Глорија Свансон

Глорыя Свенсан

Глорія Свенсон

Свенсон, Глория

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غلوريا سوانسون

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قلوریا سوانسون

گلوریا سوانسون

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