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Gresac, Fred de

Overview
Works: 86 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 1,825 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings  Portraits  Action and adventure films  Romance films  History  Operas  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Librettist, Adapter, Author, Lyricist, Translator, Scenarist, Other, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Publications about Fred de Gresac
Publications by Fred de Gresac
Publications by Fred de Gresac, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Fred de Gresac
 
Most widely held works by Fred de Gresac
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik by George Melford( visu )
7 editions published between 1921 and 2002 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Women fainted in the aisles when The Sheik was released in 1921. The titled Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres) is carried into the desert by an Arab chieftain, Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino), who takes one look at her and wants her, right then and there. Filmed on the heels of women's suffrage, Lady Diana was presented as a strong-willed and intelligent character, but as for Ahmed -- nobody had seen anything like Valentino's natural sex appeal on the screen before. His charismatic presence electrified audiences; his Sheik symbolized the forbidden allure of the exotic and forever secured Valentino's place in screen legend. From the lavish dressing of this production, Arabian wall tapestries, tunics, cassocks and garish jewelry became a fad in decoration and attire. Paramount hustled its new sensation from one uninspired vehicle to another, and Valentino, by all accounts an intelligent and considerate person, finally expressed his displeasure by taking leave of the studio. Legally blocked by Paramount from making films for others, he and his wife, Natacha Rambova, embarked on a national dance tour sponsored by a beauty aid called Mineralava. It culminated in a beauty contest judged by Valentino. A newsreel of this event is included on this DVD; it gave Valentino-hungry audiences another glimpse of their idol. The Son of the Sheik, a sequel to The Sheik, was designed to revive Valentino's career. As both parent and son, Rudy has two virile leading parts, showing how a son of the desert inherited the passions of the father. Although the production is on a modest scale compared to the original Sheik, Valentino's performance is far more accomplished, and there's a tongue-in-cheek quality which gives The Son a certain magic even today. Young Ahmed falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl (Vilma Banky), but he is captured and tortured by bandits. Believing Yasmin to be responsible, he escapes and plans his own form of revenge, although true love, of course, finally prevails. In New York for the premiere of The Son of the Sheik, Valentino collapsed and died eight days later at the age of 31. The public hysteria surrounding his funeral is documented in the original Pathé newsreel, which rounds out this extraordinary DVD. - Container
Sweethearts by Victor Herbert( file )
6 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
The son of the sheik by George Fitzmaurice( visu )
20 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The son of a sheik is lured into a thieves' trap by a beautiful girl. When he escapes, he kidnaps the girl, they fall in love, and ride off into the sunset together
Sweethearts : a comic opera in two acts by Victor Herbert( score )
9 editions published between 1913 and 1961 in English and German and held by 257 libraries worldwide
La bohème ( visu )
8 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Mimi, a poor seamstress, and Rodolphe, a struggling playwright, fall in love. When Mimi attempts to help Rodolphe get his play produced, he suspects her of infidelity and she leaves him. Later, a severely ill Mimi returns to the now successful Rodolphe and dies
Orange blossoms : a comedy with music in three acts by Victor Herbert( score )
2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Joseph M. Gaites presents Kitty Gordon in The enchantress : an opera comique by Victor Herbert( score )
6 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The marriage of Kitty, adapted from the French of "La passerelle" by Cosmo Gordon-Lennox( Book )
3 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The wedding trip, an opera bouffe in three acts by Reginald De Koven( score )
3 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Catherine : a new musical play in three acts by Josef Klein( score )
4 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Orange blossoms by Victor Herbert( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The Light Opera of New York performs this 1922 comic operetta
Good-bye happy days by Silvio Hein( file )
2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Valse [tempo]
La pasadera : comedia en tres actos y en prosa by Francis de Croisset( Book )
8 editions published between 1902 and 1907 in Spanish and French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Théâtre du Kursaal d'Interlaken. Vendredi le 2 et samedi le 3 Septembre 1910 à 9 heures du soir. "La Passerelle," pièce en 3 actes de Mme Fréd. Gressac et Mr. Francis de Croisset
See-See : new Chinese comic opera in two acts by Sidney Jones( score )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
To the land of my own romance : (I have a dream by night, by day) : [from] The enchantress by Victor Herbert( score )
2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Allegro pomposo con animato [tempo]
A new version of Sweethearts : operetta in two acts by Philip Park( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
El hijo del Caíd The son of the Sheik ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Amhed, el hijo de un jeque, se enamora de una bailarina a la que raptará y violará, para luego salvarla de una banda de renegados
A kiss in the dark : song by Victor Herbert( score )
1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tempo di valse [tempo]
The purple road by Heinrich Reinhardt( score )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Kiri! A 50Th Birthday Celebration Of Her Greatest Hits Live by Kiri Te Kanawa( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
De Gresac, Fred
De Gresac, Frederique 1879-1943
Fred de Gresac auteure dramatique et scénariste française
Fred de Gresac French librettist, playwright and screenwriter
Fred de Gresac schrijfster uit Frankrijk (????-1943)
Gresac, Fred de 1879-1943
Gresac, Frédéique Rosine de
Grésac, Frédérique Rosine de
Grésac, Frédérique Rosine de 1879-1943
Languages
English (72)
Spanish (10)
French (2)
German (1)
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