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Vance, Jeffrey 1970-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 125 publications in 3 languages and 6,230 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Biography  Biographies  Interviews  Short films  War films  Slapstick comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Narrator, Writer of accompanying material, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Vance
Chaplin : genius of the cinema by Jeffrey Vance( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on research and interviews with those who knew Chaplin, Jeffrey Vance presents an illustrated account which captures Chaplin's fascinating life and his creative process, as well as describing in detail the main themes and ideas that persist through the major Chaplin films
Modern times by Charles Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job
Douglas Fairbanks by Jeffrey Vance( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This deft mix of biography, film history, and analysis is a superb portrait of a true pioneer who was critically important to the creation of cinema as the defining art form of the 20th century
Buster Keaton remembered by Eleanor Keaton( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for his legendary stone face and physical gags, Buster Keaton was a genius of silent-film comedy. Decades after their release, his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic invention and mechanical timing. In Buster Keaton remembered, an illustrated survey of Keaton's career, Eleanor Keaton, his wife of 26 years, and film historian Jeffrey Vance provide a personal account of this icon of American cinema. Drawing on professional papers, screenplays, studio records, and scrapbooks, the authors trace Keaton's beginnings in vaudeville, where he perfected his gags; his first silent shorts with Roscoe Arbuckle; the brilliant features he conceived, directed, produced, and performed in; and his later sound films for M-G-M and others. Fresh prints of classic film stills and never-before-published photos from the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, together with a lively, anecdotal text, offer a behind-the-scenes look at how Keaton came up with his hilarious ideas, choreographed his elaborate stunts, and crafted his films
Harold Lloyd : master comedian by Jeffrey Vance( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The image of a bespectacled young man dangling from the hand of a clock on the side of a skyscraper high above a city street is one of the most famous and iconic images of American cinema. However, few know the name of the young man, or know that the image is from one of the classics of silent-film comedy, Safety Last! (1923). That young man, Harold Lloyd (1893-1971), was one of the geniuses of early cinema, and created an impressive body of films that are as fresh today as the day they were filmed."
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush. This film features the dance of the rolls and the pantomime sequence of eating the shoe
City lights by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form
The big parade by King Vidor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highest-grossing silent film of all time, as well as the first realistic war drama, tells the harrowing story of a young man's (John Gilbert) front-line experiences in World War I. The film fiercely captures the heroism of the ordinary foot soldier struggling to survive, and how James' determination to return to the village girl he loves faces the ultimate test. This is a restored version with a score composed in 1988
The kid( Visual )

3 editions published between 1921 and 2016 and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
A star is born : Judy Garland and the film that got away by Lorna Luft( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1954 version of A Star Is Born, the ultimate Hollywood story, was the crowning film achievement of legendary entertainer Judy Garland's career. But the troubled production was also one of the most talked about in movie history. The story, which depicts the dark side of fame, paralleled Garland's own life in many ways, ultimately leading to an Academy Award-nominated performance. Still, the studio behind the film was uncertain audiences would embrace the lengthy film, and cut extensive amounts of footage from the finished print, leaving A Star Is Born in tatters and breaking the heart of both the film's star and director George Cukor. Today, with a director's cut reconstructed from previously lost scenes and audio, the 1954 A Star Is Born has taken its deserved place among the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, and continues to inspire each new generation that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft--daughter of Judy Garland and the film's producer, Sid Luft--tells the story of the production, and of her mother's fight to save her career, as only she could. Teaming with film historian Jeffrey Vance, A Star Is Born is a candid account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born, to round out a complete history of a story that has remained a Hollywood favorite for nearly a century."--Dust jacket
Chaplin at Keystone( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works
Wife of the life of the party by Lita Grey Chaplin( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wife of the Life of the Party is the memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the last surviving wife of Charles Chaplin and the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with him. Born Lillita Louise MacMurray in Hollywood, she began her career at age twelve with the Charlie Chaplin Film Company, when Chaplin selected her to appear with him as the flirting angel in The Kid
Charlie Chaplin : genius of the cinema by Jeffrey Vance( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern times( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens
Chaplin's Mutual comedies : 1916-1917( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character. The films were digitally assembled and restored in a collaborative effort with Lobster Films in Paris and L'Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy
Wife of the life of the party by Lita Grey Chaplin( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there from the very beginning
Chaplin's Essanay comedies 1915( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features newly restored editions of all of Chaplin's Essanay films
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Chas F Reisner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steamboat Bill, Jr.: An effete college student is forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of riverboating during a feud between his father and the owner of a new steam packet. Convict 13: A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak. Daydreams: A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart. Daydreams is reconstructed from footage segments, extra intertitles and still photographs
Chaplin's Mutual comedies : 1916-1917( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring Chaplin's signature Little Tramp character. The films were digitally assembled and restored in a collaborative effort with Lobster Films in Paris and L'Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy
 
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