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The Universal Silents: A Filmography of the Universal Motion Picture Manufacturing Company, 1912-1929

Braff, Richard E.

Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina; London, 1999
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Quarto. VII, [1], 675, [1]pp. Original blue cloth with silver lettering on spine and front cover. This massive filmography of over 9000 silent-era feature films produced or distributed by Universal Motion Picture Manufacturing Company is a testament to that studio's substantial contribution to the American film industry from its very beginning. Culling information from the weekly exhibitors' publications of the period, Braff has arranged the entries alphabetically by title and included release date, copyright date, producer, director, scenarist, author, length of film, and major cast to the extent that those details are available. Following the title listings is an appendix identifying the 74 serials released by Universal along with the episodes in each serial. The most interesting and useful feature of the book is its 82-page index. Here, even the casual fan will find familiar names like Laurel and Hardy, and more serious film buffs can get facts on the early careers of the likes of Lon Chaney and John Ford. Binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 30004

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Title: The Universal Silents: A Filmography of the ...

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina; London

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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