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Silent film stars on the stages of Seattle : a history of performances by Hollywood notables

Author: Eric L Flom
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book chronicles the Seattle stage engagements of over 30 silent film personalities, the majority of whom played the city prior to their major motion picture debuts. Three appendices provide a list of Seattle engagements, a list of Clara Kimball Young's performances, and a list of individuals listed in the Player Index of the J. Willis Sayre Collection"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Flom
ISBN: 9780786439089 0786439084
OCLC Number: 270109663
Description: ix, 299 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Way out West: Seattle's theatrical history --
A race across the continent: the roadshow engagements of Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Mary Miles Minter, William S. Hart, Douglas Fairbanks and Lon Chaney --
Roads of destiny: the roadshow engagements of Theda Bara, Marguerite Clark, Marshal Neilan, D.W. Griffith, Thomas Ince and Cecil B. DeMille --
All the comforts of home: the extended engagements of John Bunny, Roscoe Arbuckle and Tom Mix --
Laugh, town, laugh: the Vaudeville engagements of Buster Keaton, Charles Chaplin, Harry Langdon, Francis X. Bushman and Nell Shipman --
A matinee idol: the promotional appearances of William S. Hart, Nell Shipman, Rudolph Valentino, and the screen ball of 1919 --
Best foot forward: the sound era engagements of Roscoe Arbuckle, Tom Mix, Harry Langdon, Norma Talmadge, Blanche Sweet, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Ben Turpin and J. Stuart Blackton --
The last word.
Responsibility: Eric L. Flom.

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