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Slide, Anthony

Overview
Works: 147 works in 728 publications in 2 languages and 29,761 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Dictionaries  History  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Reviews  Reference works  Diaries  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Director, Scenarist, Actor, Producer, Publishing director, Performer
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, B
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Most widely held works about Anthony Slide
 
Most widely held works by Anthony Slide
The encyclopedia of vaudeville by Anthony Slide( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville provides a unique record of what was once America's preeminent form of popular entertainment from the late 1800s through the early 1930s. It includes entries not only on the entertainers themselves, but also on those who worked behind the scenes, the theatres, genres, and historical terms. Entries on individual vaudevillians include biographical information, samplings of routines and, often, commentary by the performers. Many former vaudevillians were interviewed for the book, including Milton Berle, Block and Sully, Kitty Doner, Fifi D'Orsay, Nick Lucas, Ken Mur
The new historical dictionary of the American film industry by Anthony Slide( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing an
Early American cinema by Anthony Slide( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American film industry : a historical dictionary by Anthony Slide( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of British film by Anthony Slide( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors, and studios behind a century of British cinema. Published in association with the British Film Institute and illustrated with black and white photos of film stars and filmmakers from the 1920s to the present day
Selected film criticism by Anthony Slide( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early women directors by Anthony Slide( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffith and the rise of Hollywood by Paul O'Dell( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of D.W. Griffith by Edward Wagenknecht( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big V : a history of the Vitagraph Company by Anthony Slide( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent feminists : America's first women directors by Anthony Slide( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vaudevillians : a dictionary of vaudeville performers by Anthony Slide( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international film industry : a historical dictionary by Anthony Slide( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses by Anthony Slide( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filled with little known facts and personal remembrances of the stars of the silent screen, Silent Players profiles the lives and careers of the hundred best, brightest, or most unusual silent film actors and actresses. Anthony Slide shows that the unlikely plot twists in many silent films are nothing compared to the strange and often sad lives led by many of the men and women whose images flickered onscreen."
American racist : the life and films of Thomas Dixon by Anthony Slide( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Dixon has a notorious reputation as the writer of the source material for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and controversial 1915 feature film The Birth of a Nation. Perhaps unfairly, Dixon has been branded an arch-conservative and a racist obsessed with what he viewed as "the Negro problem." As American Racist makes clear, however, Dixon was a complex, multitalented individual who, as well as writing some of the most popular novels of the early twentieth century, was involved in the production of some eighteen films. Dixon used the motion picture as a propaganda tool for his often outrageous opinions on race, communism, socialism, and feminism. His most spectacular production, The Fall of a Nation (1916), argues for American preparedness in the face of war and boasts a musical score by Victor Herbert, making it the first American feature film to have an original score by a major composer. Like the majority of Dixon's films, The Fall of a Nation has been lost, but had it survived, it might well have taken its place alongside The Birth of a Nation as a masterwork of silent film. Anthony Slide examines each of Dixon's films and discusses the novels from which they were adapted. Slide chronicles Dixon's transformation from a major supporter of the original Ku Klux Klan in his early novels to an ardent critic of the modern Klan in his last film, Nation Aflame. American Racist is the first book to discuss Dixon's work outside of literature and provide a wide overview of the life and career of this highly controversial twentieth-century southern populist. Anthony Slide is the author of numerous books, including Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses
Inside the Hollywood fan magazine : a history of star makers, fabricators, and gossip mongers by Anthony Slide( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fan magazine has often been viewed simply as a publicity tool, a fluffy exercise in self-promotion by the film industry. But as an arbiter of good and bad taste, as a source of knowledge, and as a gateway to the fabled land of Hollywood and its stars, the American fan magazine represents a fascinating and indispensable chapter in journalism and popular culture." "Anthony Slide's Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine provides the definitive history of this artifact. It charts the development of the fan magazine from the golden years when Motion Picture Story Magazine and Photoplay first appeared in 1911 to its decline into provocative headlines and titillation in the 1960s and afterward. Slide discusses how the fan magazines dealt with gossip and innuendo and how they handled nationwide issues such as Hollywood scandals of the 1920s, World War II, the blacklist, and the death of President Kennedy. Fan magazines thrived in the twentieth century, and they presented the history of an industry in a unique, sometimes accurate, and always entertaining style." "This major cultural history includes a new interview with 1970s media personality Rona Barrett, as well as original commentary from a dozen editors and writers. Also included is a chapter on contributions to the fan magazines from well-known writers such as Theodore Dreiser and e. e. cummings. The book is enhanced by an appendix documenting some 268 American fan magazines and including detailed publication histories, This appendix is supplemented by listings of British fan magazines and fan club journals, making much of this historical information available for the first time."--Jacket
"It's the pictures that got small" : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age by Charles Brackett( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics asThe Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible forNinotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, andSunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways
On actors and acting : essays by Alexander Knox( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Actors and Acting is a collection of Knox's writings, both published and unpublished, on various performers he worked with or knew well, and on the art and craft of acting
Hollywood unknowns : a history of extras, bit players, and stand-ins by Anthony Slide( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extras, bit players, and stand-ins have been a part of the film industry almost from its conception. On a personal and a professional level, their stories are told in Hollywood Unknowns, the first history devoted to extras from the silent era through the present. Hollywood Unknowns discusses the relationship of the extra to the star, the lowly position in which extras were held, the poor working conditions and wages, and the sexual exploitation of many of the hardworking women striving for a place in Hollywood society. Though mainly anonymous, many are identified by name and, for perhaps the
D.W. Griffith : interviews by D. W Griffith( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.W. Griffith (1875-1948) is one of the most influential figures in the history of the motion picture. As director of The Birth of a Nation, he is also one of the most controversial. He raised the cinema to a new level of art, entertainment, and innovation; and for the first time he illustrated film's potential to become propaganda, to champion a cause and influence an audience. Collected together here are virtually all of the interviews given by D.W. Griffith from the first in 1914 to the last in 1948. Some of the interviews concentrate on specific films, including The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, and, most substantially, Hearts of the World. Other interviews provide the director with an opportunity to expound on topics of personal interest, including the importance of the proper exhibition of his and others' films, and his search for truth and beauty on screen. The interviews are taken from many sources, including leading newspapers, trade papers, and fan magazines. They are often marked by humor and by a desire to please the interviewer and thus the reader. Griffith may not have been particularly enthusiastic about giving interviews, but he seems determined always to put on a good show. Anthony Slide, Studio City, California, is the author of seventy-five books, including The Griffith Actress and The Films of D.W. Griffith, coauthored with Edward Wagenknecht. In 1990, he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Bowling Green University, at which time he was hailed by Griffith's most famous actress, Lillian Gish, as "our preeminent historian of the silent film."
 
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The encyclopedia of vaudeville
Alternative Names
Anthony Slide British film historian

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The new historical dictionary of the American film industryThe American film industry : a historical dictionaryThe encyclopedia of British filmSelected film criticismThe big V : a history of the Vitagraph CompanyThe silent feminists : America's first women directorsThe international film industry : a historical dictionarySilent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses