WorldCat Identities

Taylor, William Desmond 1877-1922

Works: 36 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 7,078 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Pictorial works  Film adaptations  History  Rural comedy films 
Roles: Director
Classifications: M1503.C1914, 782.8154
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Most widely held works about William Desmond Taylor
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Most widely held works by William Desmond Taylor
Hollywood : the unusual( Visual )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood The Unusual is a previously unknown travelogue of Los Angeles area vernacular architecture produced in the late 1920s that promotes the community of Hollywood viewing itself as the land of make-believe. The film is a remarkable portrait of a lost age and a fascinating historical glimpse at architectural landmarks and pop culture references that no longer exist
Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change
Nurse Marjorie( Visual )

3 editions published between 1920 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Donegal with the son of a labor leader
Little Mary Sunshine by Rick Besoyan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Little Mary Sunshine, a tiny orphan girl is adopted by a wealthy young man in France. In Tom Sawyer, Tom finds fun and adventure with his friends Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, running away to hide out on Jackson's Island and pretending to be Mississippi River pirates. When Tom is believed dead by his grieving Aunt Polly, he sneaks back to town to attend his own funeral
Tom Sawyer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's famous story of the adventures of mischievous boy in Hannibal Missouri of the 19th century
Johanna enlists( Visual )

2 editions published between 1918 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johanna has spent a good part of her life caring for her siblings and livestock on her father's Pennsylvania farm. She's never had a boyfriend, but one day a whole regiment of soldiers camp out on her father's land and she is overrun by men. Lieutenant LeRoy is utterly charmed by the her, as is Private Vibbard and Captain Van Renssaller, although the latter is loathe to admit it. Because of a misunderstanding between the LeRoy and Vibbard, Vibbard is faced with court martial. Johanna, however, gets everything straightened out. When the Captain realizes that she comes from good, solid Dutch stock, just like he does, he decides to marry her when the regiment picks up camp and heads for the next town
Anne of Green Gables : a musical by Norman Campbell( )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Up the road with Sallie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"According to the terms of Judge Joshua Cabot's will, whichever of the unidentified heirs, to whom he has left $5,000 each, uses the money to the best advantage will receive the bulk of the estate. Cabot's madcap niece, Sallie Waters, decides that her staid Aunt Martha must experience some excitement, and with their money, they set out in search of adventure. Caught in a violent storm, Sallie and her aunt take refuge in a comfortably furnished but vacant house, where they are joined soon afterwards by two soaked gentlemen named Smith Jones and John Johnson. Having read in the paper that her aunt's house was robbed, Sallie notices Smith wearing the Cabot insignia and assumes that he and John are the burglars, while Smith, in turn, begins to suspect Sallie and her aunt of the same crime. In spite of herself, Sallie falls in love with Smith, and after the rain stops, he is revealed as Cabot's long-lost son. Their suspicions allayed, Sallie and Joshua, Jr., become engaged, while 'John Johnson, ' actually lawyer John Henderson, proposes to Aunt Martha"--AFI catalog, 1911-1920
[Films connected with William Desmond Taylor--excerpts]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond( Visual )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On her deathbed, Avis Langley's mother begs her to watch over her wayward twin brother, Alec. Just before Avis marries Geoffrey Southerne, Samuel Ackroyd, the father of Bessie who is engaged to Alec, calls to report his disappearance. Avis follows him to New Zealand and convinces him to reform and marry Bessie. On the return trip, Avis' ship sinks and she is the only survivor. Geoffrey believes her to be dead and marries Viva Newmarch, whom he does not love. Viva falls down the stairs and dies. Then Avis reveals she is alive and is reunited with Geoffrey
Soul of youth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Maggie, the mistress of dissipated politician Peter Moran, attempts to force Moran to marry her by passing off the infant Ed Simpson as his child. Seeing through the ruse, Moran throws Maggie out and sends Ed to an orphanage. Thirteen years pass and Ed, suffering abuse at the asylum, runs away. Taking to the streets where he is forced to steal for survival, Ed is arrested while robbing the Hamiltons' pantry and brought to Judge Ben Lindsey's court. Lindsey awards custody of the waif to Mr. Hamilton, a wealthy man who is running against Moran in the mayoral race. Maggie possesses incriminating papers which could ruin Moran's career, and the crooked politician arranges for his henchman to purloin the documents. Ed, who has promised to give up stealing, renounces his vow in order to slip into Moran's house and secure the evidence, which eliminates Moran from the race while elevating Ed to the rank of hero in the Hamilton home"--AFI catalog, 1911-1920
Morals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sexual revolution is examined
Jack and Jill lobby cards( Visual )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One text-only card showing title and credits; and tinted photographs showing scenes with descriptive text or lines from the film printed on the bottom, including "Jill, the belle of the alley", "'Let him fight it alone, Missy'", "Training for the big fight", and "'Mary Dwyer-dat's me'"
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.00 for Famous pla ... to 1.00 for Jack and J ...)

Alternative Names
Deane, Cunningham 1877-1922

Tanner, Pete 1877-1922

Tanner, William Cunningham Deane 1877-1922

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