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William Beaudine : from silents to television

Author: Wendy L Marshall
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Series: Filmmakers series, no. 116.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Beaudine began his tenure in film as an assistant to the legendary D.W. Griffith. At the height of his career, Beaudine worked for every major studio and directed many greats of the Silent Era, including Mabel Normand, George Sidney, Laura LaPlante, and Tom Mix. When Mary Pickford returned to the screen after a yearlong hiatus, she chose Beaudine to direct her comeback film Little Annie Rooney."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Beaudine; William Beaudine; William Beaudine
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy L Marshall
ISBN: 0810852187 9780810852181
OCLC Number: 55067662
Description: xviii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The beginning --
Off to Hollywood --
Triangle Films and Christie comedies --
Goldwyn and Warner Bros. --
Penrod and Sam, take one --
The queen takes a knight --
Sparrows --
Back to Warner Bros. --
The Canadian --
Frisco Sally Levy --
Freelancing --
Gathering wealth --
They talk. Back to work --
From "summer camp" to the trenches --
Penrod and Sam, take two --
Columbia Pictures --
Paramount --
W.C. Fields and The Old-Fashioned Way --
England and making a name for himself --
Forced to leave --
Losing it all --
Dixie national --
The B's --
Religion, sex, and Kroger Babb --
Early television --
Disney --
Lassie --
Winding down.
Series Title: Filmmakers series, no. 116.
Responsibility: Wendy L. Marshall.

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"William Beaudine began his tenure in film as an assistant to the legendary D.W. Griffith. At the height of his career, Beaudine worked for every major studio and directed many greats of the Silent Era, including Mabel Normand, George Sidney, Laura LaPlante, and Tom Mix. When Mary Pickford returned to the screen after a yearlong hiatus, she chose Beaudine to direct her comeback film Little Annie Rooney."

"Beaudine's career continued after the era of silent films and well into the golden age of television and beyond, where he worked on such programs as The Green Hornet and Lassie. During his 60 years in the business, Beaudine racked up credits on more than 500 films and 350 television programs. Until his death at age 78, he was the oldest active director in the business. In 1969, The Canadian, his 1926 film starring Thomas Meighan, was acknowledged as one of the best films of the pre-sound era and received the Film Critics Award of the New York Arts Institute."

"In this detailed biography, Marshall chronicles Beaudine's swift rise through the ranks, his triumph as one of the most successful directors of British comedies, accumulation and loss of personal fortunes, and prolific work in television. William Beaudine: From Silents to Television also corrects much misinformation that has been written about the director. With the most complete list of his directorial credits to date, this volume serves as the ultimate authority on Beaudine's life and career."--Jacket.

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