By Anthony Slide
" From his precise viewpoint of friendship with a number of the actors and actresses approximately whom he writes, silent movie historian Anthony Slide creates brilliant photographs of the careers and infrequently eccentric lives of a hundred gamers from the yank silent movie undefined. He profiles the era's shining stars comparable to Lillian Gish and Blanche candy; top males together with William Bakewell and Robert Harron; talented major women reminiscent of Laura los angeles Plante and Alice Terry; ingénues like Mary Astor and Mary Brian; or even Hollywood's most renowned additional, Bess vegetation. even though each one unique essay is observed by means of major documentation and an intensive bibliography, Silent gamers isn't really easily a reference booklet or encyclopedic recitation of proof culled from the pages of fan magazines and alternate periodicals. It features a sequence of insightful photographs of the characters who characterize an unique and pioneering period in movement historical past and explores their particular abilities and awesome inner most lives. Slide deals a possibly revisionist view of the various stars he profiles, repudiating the prestige of a few and restoring to status others who've slipped from view. He individually interviewed lots of his matters and knew a number of of them in detail, placing him in a particular place to inform their actual stories.
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From one among America's most famous movie students: a revelatory, perceptive, and hugely readable examine the best silent movie stars -- now not these few who're absolutely favored and understood, like Chaplin, Keaton, Gish, and Garbo, yet those that were misperceived, unfairly pushed aside, or forgotten.
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Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses by Anthony Slide