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Love, Bessie

Works: 100 works in 302 publications in 4 languages and 4,865 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Short films  Musical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Epic films 
Roles: Actor, Commentator, Performer, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bessie Love
Most widely held works by Bessie Love
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( Visual )

37 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
The Broadway melody by Bu mang( Visual )

14 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between loves of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes, she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul. No matter what the cost, she will dance to no one's music but her own
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War spectacular. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan
The Matinee idol by Frank Capra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matinee idol: Superstar plans to make fun of a company of actors until he falls in love with the leading lady. Frank Capra's American dream: Highlights the life and career of Frank Capra
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
The man with the megaphone( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent film directors were a flamboyant breed--pioneers who invented the art of film direction as they went along. Working conditions were chaotic. Open sets were built side by side and back to back, and live "mood" music was provided according to each star's taste. Despite deafening noise and constant distraction, directors talked their cast through every move and emotion, and from this confusion came great films
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish( Visual )

6 editions published in 1916 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916), a modern-dress comedy, was directed by Christy Cabanne and John Emerson; it stars Fairbanks, Bessie Love, and Allan Sears. Fairbanks plays Coke Ennyday, a cocaine-using scientific detective investigating an opium-smuggling scheme, in this satire of the Sherlock Holmes stories
The Hollywood revue of 1929( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed Singin' in the Rain finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."--Container
The Gaucho( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gaucho and his men take over the City of the Miracle, carousing and planning to steal from the shrine there. A mountain girl falls for him and fights every woman who looks his way. The Gaucho tries to seduce the Girl of the Shrine, but her innocence and piety, combined with a miracle cure when he is infected with leprosy, reform him. When an evil gang threatens to execute the priest and the Girl of the Shrine, the Gaucho saves them at the last moment with a diversionary cattle stampede and rides off with his mountain girl
Chasing rainbows( Visual )

2 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carlie and Terry constitute a vaudeville team in a traveling musical show; also in the company are Eddie, the stage manager; Bonnie, a comedienne; and Polly, the wardrobe mistress. Terry's habit of constantly falling in love with the leading lady causes him to marry Daphne, a two-timing songstress. When he finds her with another man, Eddie threatens to kill himself, but his little partner reassures him that Happy days are here again, and the show goes on"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
The lost world( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Challenger, the man of vision who persuades his skeptical colleagues to return with him to a remote South American plateau where he has discovered living dinosaurs. Resisting danger and death, Challenger's party return to London in triumph with a captive Brontosaurus. But the beast excapes, turning the city into a shambles and standing the 20th century on it's head
The dawn of sound( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of early sound films: big-cast all-star music revues The Hollywood revue of 1929 and Show of shows, and the musicals Broadway melody, the surviving reel of Gold diggers of Broadway, the musical short Songwriters' revue, and a lampoon film short, Dogway melody
The dawn of sound( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early sound film dramas and musicals
The mystery of the leaping fish ; Chess fever( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two short comedies; a satire on Sherlock Holmes which "concerns a professional incident in the life of the world's greatest scientific detective, Coke Ennyday" and unconventional domestic comedy made during the International Chess Tournament in Moscow
Retour de flamme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seminal films in the early development of motion pictures in France and the United States with each film preceded by extensive optional historical commentary
From Hollywood with love by Bessie Love( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Texas at the turn of the century Bessie Love began her career in 1915 in the film studio of D.W. Griffith. Her beauty and acting ability rapidly established her as a major star of the silent era and she was one of the very few who made a successful transition to the talkies. Since the mid 1930s she has lived in England working as an assistant at Ealing Studios and playing cameo parts
They learned about women( Visual )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack and Jerry, two baseball stars, entertain vocal ambitions. After the World Series, they become a successful singing duo in vaudeville. They fall in love with Mary, a dancer, who in return falls in love with Jerry. A vamp slides in between them. Jack tries to get her out of the picture, but Jerry resents this play and breaks up the singing team and leaves the ball team. Jerry returns to the team in time to help win the World Series and he and Mary are reunited
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