WorldCat Identities

Cahn, William 1912-1976

Overview
Works: 55 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 5,456 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Literature  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Other, pmn, Film editor
Classifications: HD8066, 331.10973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Cahn
A pictorial history of American labor by William Cahn( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Lloyd's world of comedy by William Cahn( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building the cumulative, visual joke was a staple during the silent film era. The recognized master of the technique was Harold Lloyd, whose superb pantomime and refinement of slapstick brought to the screen some of its finest comic moments. His ordinary young man in glasses was a carefully thought out figure--a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter--who matched the zeitgeist of the 'roaring' 20's. His extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats as an otherwise polite, bespectacled young man brought him worldwide fame, fortune, and an enduring place in the history of motion pictures. Happily, Lloyd managed to hang on to all three. Such visual jokes were an expensive proposition, however, and when sound was introduced, producers found it cheaper to rely on the humor of dialogue rather than action. In 1962, an anthology of clips from his most famous one and two-reelers was shown to critical acclaim, proving that the carefully built and timed sight gag still has the power to leave audiences helpless with laughter. While not stinting on the biographical details, this volume describes Lloyd's methods and films with comparisons and contrasts to the methods of his contemporaries -- Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Keaton and Sennett. Mr. Lloyd comments directly on some outstanding comedians and comediennes of the present day. Lavishly illustrated, this is a feast for silent film aficionados
Out of the cracker barrel; the Nabisco story, from animal crackers to zuzus by William Cahn( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laugh makers; a pictorial history of American comedians by William Cahn( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of writing, from cave art to computer by William Cahn( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of written communication by recounting the development of alphabets and numerals by various cultures and describing inventions such as paper, printing presses, and computers
Lawrence, 1912 : the Bread and Roses Strike by William Cahn( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No time for school, no time for play : the story of child labor in America by Rhoda Cahn( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the lives of working children in the United States before the passage of child labor laws
Gene Debs : the story of a fighting American by Herbert M Morais( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's ads on p. [4] of wrappers. Bibliography: p. 127-128
A matter of life and death; the Connecticut Mutual story by William Cahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial history of the great comedians by William Cahn( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good night, Mrs. Calabash : the secret of Jimmy Durante by William Cahn( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Durante quips interspersed within the narrative, along with many photographs, give a rounded picture of the star's personality
Einstein, a pictorial biography by William Cahn( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Pitney-Bowes by William Cahn( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mill town; a dramatic, pictorial narrative of the century-old fight to unionize an industrial town by William Cahn( Book )

5 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dramatic, pictorial narrative of the century-old fight to unionize an industrial town, first against violence and frameups, then against company unions, and now against runaway shops."--Page [2]
The great American comedy scene by William Cahn( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of comedy in the United States which discusses the humor of notable comedians through the years
Mock trial by William Cahn( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankly, sir, I need more money! by Fred Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the Nassau County Jail by Nassau County (N.Y.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ombudsman report : ... to the Special Advisory Committee to the Nassau County Board of Supervisors by William Cahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing story of a new American hero : Van Cliburn by William Cahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cahn, William, 1912-

William Cahn gender: male birth/death: 1912- or 1912-1976 LCAuth[n80010187] VIAF[110826833]

Languages
English (128)

German (4)