WorldCat Identities

Dana, Viola 1897-1987

Overview
Works: 34 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Commentator, Actor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4309
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Viola Dana Publications about Viola Dana
Publications by  Viola Dana Publications by Viola Dana
posthumous Publications by Viola Dana, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Viola Dana
The man with the megaphone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent film directors were a flamboyant breed--pioneers who invented the art of film direction as they went along. Working conditions were chaotic. Open sets were built side by side and back to back, and live "mood" music was provided according to each star's taste. Despite deafening noise and constant distraction, directors talked their cast through every move and emotion, and from this confusion came great films
Devil's needle & other tales of vice and redemption ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In its continuing effort to showcase the great works of early cinema, Kino Classics, in association with the Library of Congress, launches a new series of releases dedicated to archival rarities-- influential classics that have gone virtually unseen for decades
That certain thing ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A poor girl falls in love with wealthy Graves, the son of a millionaire restaurateur. When Graves declares that he has no intention of going into the family business, his father cuts him off without a dime. With nary a dime between them, Graves and Dana hit upon a moneymaking plan: they'll manufacture box lunches in Dana's kitchen, then sell them to construction workers from the back of her Model T. The box-lunch enterprise blossoms into a big business, driving dad's chain of restaurants into bankruptcy. All is forgiven when Father becomes Graves' junior partner."--Www.allmovie.com
The adventure of the hasty elopement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Open all night ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bored Parisian wife decides she wants a caveman-type lover. Her husband and a friend, hoping to cure her, introduce her to a hulking bicycle racer with a jealous girlfriend
Vi, portrait of a silent star ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent film star Viola Dana talks about her career which included being with the Edison Company and being in the first film directed by Frank Capra at Columbia
Buster Keaton a hard act to follow ( Visual )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of Keaton's career which spanned more than 60 years. Includes scenes from his movies and from television
The Blind fiddler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An allegorical tale in which the good fairy returns the sight of a blind fiddler and allows him to find true happiness at last
The Butler and the maid ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Frank, the butler, catches his sweetheart, Jennie, the maid, flirting with a delivery boy. He becomes jealous. Back at his work station in the foyer, he tells his troubles to a marble statue. Later he falls asleep and dreams that the statue comes to life. To make Jennie jealous, he breaks his date with her and takes the statue-woman to the ball instead. While they are walking along the street, a policeman stops them to question Frank. He becomes frightened and they begin to run. The statue-woman falls and breaks into a thousand pieces. Just then Frank awakens and is so delighted to see the valuable statue whole, that he forgets his jealousy and makes up with Jennie
Portrait of a silent star movie star ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A documentary portrait of American silent screen star Viola Dana who began her career with the Edison Company in 1910 and starred in more than 100 productions before her retirement in 1929
The Innocence of Ruth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ruth Travers is orphaned and left the ward of an honorable young millionaire, Jimmy Carter, who places her in the motherly care of his housekeeper, Mrs. Jenkins. Ruth's winsome qualities gradually win Jimmy's heart. At the Charity Ball, Ruth meets Edna Morris, the mistress of villainous forger, Mortimer Reynolds, who is contriving to ruin Ruth's virtue. Next day, Ruth has a misunderstanding with Carter, and hastens to Edna's house, where Reynolds plies her with wine and attempts to seduce her. Carter rescues her just in time, and asks her to marry him
Children of Eve ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A melodrama illustrating the Biblical warning: "The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon their children." A money-hungry industrialist who employs child labor in his factory realizes the need for child labor laws and improved working conditions when his daughter dies in a factory fire
Threads of fate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
When his wife, Marcella (Nellie Grant), left Jim Gregory (Robert Whittier) for Giovanni (Fred Jones), a fellow coal miner, Jim's child fell into the kind care of Tom and Sarah Wentworth (Augustus Phillips and Helen Strickland). Her foster parents called the baby Dorothea (Viola Dana). Years later, Marcella and Giovanni after years of prosperity in Italy, have come to grief and move back to America, Jim has become leader of the miners and Dorothea has fallen in love with a young doctor, Grant Hunter (Richard Tucker). Her foster-mother opposes the match, hoping for a more ambitious one, so the arrival of Giovanni in the Pennsylvania mining town pleases Sarah immensely. With an eye on the Wentworth money, Giovanni tries to kidnap Dorothea, but Marcella prevents the deed. Giovanni wanted for his Camorrista activities in Italy, is arrested and Grant wins Dorothea
[Telephone interview with women who starred in silent films] ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Viola Dana talks about Frank Capra as a young man; Billy Dove talks about her films; Blanche Sweet asks how students accept the old films and talks about her early romance with Howard Hughes; Patsy Ruth Miller talks about starting in films at 16
End of an era by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Throughout the early to mid-twenties, more and more films were made with synchronized sound and music, but it wasn't until 1927 that Warner Brothers gambled on talking pictures with "The Jazz singer". From that moment on, all that had shaped and created Hollywood was utterly transformed
The Cossack whip ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A young Russian girl whose father is sent to Siberia and whose sister is killed by the chief of police, escapes to England where she becomes a member of the Russian Imperial Ballet. When she returns home with the ballet troupe, she lashes the chief of police with a cossack whip and escapes with the ballet master to the United States
Children who labor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"[The film's] political argument is hung on a credibility-straining family melodrama featuring an industrialist who shuns photographic evidence put before him by an NCLC investigator (who is unobstrusively gathering information at the far left in the opening shot). The industrialist's wife, by contrast is shocked and sympathetic. When their young daughter gets lost during a train trip through a factory town (the location was Paterson, New Jersey), she's taken in by an immigrant family--probably meant to be Italian--that has found mill work only for their elder daughter. The lost child, too, joins the workforce, and 'fate' leads the industrialist, after he buys the mill, to unknowingly become his daughter's employer"--Film notes by Scott Simmon
Screen snapshots: Iss25F ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1922 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revelation film by George D Baker ( )
1 edition published in 1924 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federated screen review No05 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1922 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Flugrath, Viola 1897-1987
Flugrath, Violet 1897-1987
Flugrath, Virginia 1897-1987
Languages
English (33)
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