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The encyclopedia of vaudeville by Anthony Slide( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 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 754 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 )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 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 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of British film by Anthony Slide( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 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 )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early women directors by Anthony Slide( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their role in the development of the silent cinema
Griffith and the rise of Hollywood by Paul O'Dell( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 550 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 544 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 531 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 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His subjects include shining stars Lillian Gish and Blanche Sweet, leading men William Bakewell and Robert Harron, gifted leading ladies Laura La Plante and Alice Terry, ingenues Mary Astor and Mary Brian, and Hollywood's most famous extra, Bess Flowers, among others. As Slide explores their unique talents and extraordinary private lives, the result is a series of insightful portraits of the characters who symbolize an original and pioneering era in motion picture history."
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 333 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 out
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 279 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
Lost gay novels : a reference guide to fifty works from the first half of the twentieth century by Anthony Slide( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for an introduction to the shadowy, intriguing world of early 20th century gay-themed fiction? In Lost Gay Novels, respected pop culture historian Anthony Slide resurrects fifty early 20th century American novels with gay themes or characters and discusses them in carefully researched, engaging prose. Each entry offers you a detailed discussion of plot and characters, a summary of contemporary critical reception, and biographical information on the often-obscure writer. In Lost Gay Novels, another aspect of gay life and society is, in the words the author,?uncloseted,? prov
"It's the pictures that got small" : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age by Charles Brackett( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 258 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 as The 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 for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today
On actors and acting : essays by Alexander Knox( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 206 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 )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 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 179 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
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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 directorsSilent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actressesAmerican racist : the life and films of Thomas Dixon