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La Verne, Lucille 1872-1945

Works: 19 works in 70 publications in 4 languages and 5,551 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Fairy tales  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lucille La Verne
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 4,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen
Orphans of the storm by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1921 and 2002 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lillian and Dorothy Gish in a drama of the French Revolution
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
D. W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Directed by D.W. Griffith, this Lincoln effort was one of the great talking films of the post-silent film era. These brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, his affair with Ann Rutledge, his courtship of Mary Todd and the Lincoln/Douglas debates. His presidency and the Civil War are followed in more detail, and the film concludes with the assassination
Alias the doctor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephan Brenner may be young, but, after his work with a severely injured child and his subsequent efforts with earthquake victims in Italy, he's made a name for himself as a skilled, compassionate surgeon. But it's actually Karl, Stephan's foster brother, who is the surgeon. And behind Karl's use of his brother's identity lies a sentimental tale of secrets, love and sacrifice
D.W. Griffith's The white rose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novello, a Louisiana aristocrat, graduates from seminary. During his brief travels, the soon to be minister meets and has an affair with a sweet young girl "Teazie". Despite his engagement to another, Novello realizes his love for the girl and asks her to become his wife
She wanted a millionaire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Jane Miller, the daughter of a railroad brakeman, leaves her wealthy date when he attempts to kiss her and then take her to his home. As she walks home, William Kelley, the assistant foreman of the railroad, offers her a ride home on his train, and then at her home, intercedes when her father threatens to hit her with a strap. After Jane's father is killed in a railroad accident, Jane tells Bill that she must now marry a rich man, if she can, and Bill, who loves her, vows that he will be rich someday. Bill sends in Jane's picture as a beauty contest entry, and she becomes Miss Missouri. She travels to Atlantic City for the Miss Universe contest, where millionaire Roger Norton, one of the judges, takes an interest in her. After Jane wins, due to Roger's influence, she breaks a date with Bill, who planned that night to propose, to be with Roger. At 2:30 that morning, Bill finds them embracing, but when he learns that she has accepted Roger's marriage proposal, he wishes them both good luck before going to get drunk with Jane's friend, newspaperwoman Mary Taylor. Roger quickly shows his intense jealousy and a violent streak when, on their honeymoon, he hits a bellboy for helping Jane take off her coat. That night, he forcibly enters their bedroom despite Jane's request that he wait. Although she is happy that Roger's money takes care of her mother and sisters, Jane is further troubled when Roger tells of his three previous marriages to a chorus girl, schoolteacher and artists' model, the latter of whom committed suicide. After a trip to Paris, where Roger remakes Jane's appearance to suit him, they move into his estate. During the next year, he becomes increasingly suspicious of her instructors. Jane decides to leave Roger, but when he reminds her about the payments to her family, she resigns herself to remain with him. Bill, now the assistant to the president of the railroad, runs into Mary in Europe and goes with her to a costume ball, which Mary says Jane will attend. Roger witnesses Jane's excitement at seeing Bill and returns to the estate, where he gets drunk. Bill comforts Jane when she starts crying about her marriage and confesses that he still loves her. They return to the estate and confront Roger with Jane's decision to divorce him and marry Bill. Roger concedes graciously, but after Bill leaves, Roger enters Jane's room through a secret passageway and threatens to feed her to his great dane Baskerville. Jane faints, but Roger is prevented from carrying out his threat when his servant Monk, whom he earlier insulted, appears at the kennel with a pistol. Back in Jane's room, when Roger attempts to strangle her, she grabs his pistol from his pocket, but before she can shoot, Monk appears in the secret doorway and shoots Roger to death. Jane gives Roger's money to charity. When Bill tells her she will be going home soon, Jane, dazed, does not respond. ... Variety noted that 'sometimes the tale seems to closely follow the Nixon-Nirdlinger tragedy, with all the elemental points present.' Included in the files for the film in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection at the UCLA Theater Arts Library is a Los Angeles evening herald newspaper article, dated 13 Mar 1931, which describes the above-mentioned events. According to the article, Charlotte Isabel Nash, as 'Miss St. Louis, ' won the beauty prize in the Atlantic City beauty contest of 1923, at which Frederick G. Nixon-Nirdlinger, a wealthy theater owner and 'connoisseur of women, ' was a judge. Nirdlinger, twenty-nine years older than Charlotte and married twice before, sent her to a fashionable finishing school and paid for special tutors for her. He vowed, 'I will make her more desired than Cleopatra. I will make her mind as gorgeous as her body. I will do with a living woman what painters and sculptors seek to do with paint and clay.' In 1924, they married, and he eventually deemed her 'perfect.' On 11 Mar 1931, Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlinger shot and killed her husband in their Nice home. Through an attorney, she stated: 'My husband was continually accusing me of infidelity ... If a man even so much as glanced at me, he immediately accused me of being the man's mistress. We often went to the casino and night clubs, but my husband invariably imagined that some man was endeavoring to flirt with me.' The night of the shooting, according to her, Nirdlinger noticed she was reading an Italian newspaper and accused her of having an Italian lover. After drinking some whiskey, he suddenly tried to strangle her, whereupon she shot him. According to other newspaper articles about the trial, the jury took only nine minutes to find Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlinger not guilty of murder or even manslaughter. The first story outline in the Fox files is dated 27 Mar 1931, only sixteen days after the shooting"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Orphans of the storm (1921) by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two orphaned girls arrive in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution. They are exploited, separated and finally threatened with guillotine
Family collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yellowneck: This story centers on five "Yellownecks", deserters of the Confederate Army, who plan to escape to Cuba via the Florida Everglades. While traveling through the treacherous swamp, the men are faced with danger from alligators, snakes, insects and angry Seminoles. Hoping to reach the coast and a waiting boat to take them to freedom, the men race against time and battle their obstacles and each other in order to make it to safety
Snow White and the seven dwarfs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen
Zane Grey's Wild Horse Mesa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hearts of humanity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
When an Irish policeman is killed days after discovering that his wife has died at sea, the shopkeeper of the store whom the policeman was trying to protect takes his now orphaned son in and raises him along side his own troubled son
Walt Disney's masterpiece Snow White and the seven dwarfs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Blanca Nieves y los siete enanitos ( Visual )
in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Llena de vida con la magia de los curentos de hadas, estremecedor suspenso y excitante aventura, todo comienza cuando la malvada madrastra de Blanca Nieves consulta su Espejo Mágico y descubre que la belleza de Blanca Nieves es superior a la suya. Para escapar de la vengativa Reina, Blanca Nieves se refugia en el bosque en una casita encantada donde le cambia la vida a siete encantadores inquilinos-- Tontín, Dormilón, Estornudo, Tímido, Feliz, Doc y el tempestuso Gruñón
The blow out ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice cream soda; he starts earning it by picking up items people drop and handing them to him. But the bomber is not pleased to be on the receiving end of Porky's good deed"--written by Jon Reeves <>
Wild horse mesa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1932 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
La Varney, Lucille 1872-1945
La Varnie, Lucille 1872-1945
Lavarney, Lucille 1872-1945
LaVerne, Lucile 1872-1945
Laverne, Lucille 1872-1945
Verne, Lucille la 1872-1945