Silent Stars Speak: Interviews with Twelve Cinema Pioneers

Silent Stars Speak: Interviews with Twelve Cinema Pioneers

By: Tony Villecco (author)Paperback

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The pioneers of the motion picture industry were a group of uncommonly talented men, women, and children. Many of their films have now vanished or disintegrated, and the only evidence of them is in the memories of their creators. The twelve men and women featured in this collection of interviews share their memories of the early days of filmmaking, from the technicalities of lighting and production, to celebrities they encountered. The interviewees include Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Virginia Cherrill, child star "Baby Peggy," director Andrew Stone, and original "Our Gang" member Jean Darling. Their stories of what it was like to make a movie in the silent era are illuminating glimpses into an era that fades with every passing year. Each interview is accompanied by a comprehensive filmography, and dozens of photographs of these celebrities and their associates are also included.

About Author

Tony Villecco writes for such publications as Classic Images, Films of the Golden Age, and Silent Film Monthly. A classical tenor soloist, he lives in Port Crane, New York.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786408146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780786408146
  • ISBN10: 0786408146

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