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Roberts, Florence 1861-1940

Works: 28 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 1,082 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Actor, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Florence Roberts
Publications by Florence Roberts
Publications by Florence Roberts, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Florence Roberts
Most widely held works by Florence Roberts
The life of Emile Zola ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
March of the wooden soldiers ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Presents Laurel and Hardy in a hilarious spoof that takes them to toyland where they try to pay off the mortgage on widow Peep's shoe
Victor Herbert's March of the wooden soldiers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Musical children's comedy with Laurel and Hardy as clumsy toy makers in a story that takes them to Toyland where they try to help Little Bo Peep escape the evil clutches of Barnaby and his band of Boogeymen
Officer 13 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Police motorcycle patrolman Tom Malone dies after he is deliberately run off the road by a wealthy playboy on a high-speed joyride. Officer Malone's best pal and fellow policeman, Tom Burke (Monte Blue), looks for justice to avenge his fallen comrade's murder but is stymied by a corrupt court system, a town populated by crooked politicos and smart money 'sophisticates' who are running an illegal gambling operation"--Container
America's greatest westerns ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Vol. one of America's greatest westerns covers feel-good musicals to traditional bad-boy shootouts all in the dusty streets and rowdy saloons we've come to love. Features cowboy legends Randolph Scott, Gene Autry, Lee Van Cleef, Roy Rogers, Marlon Brando and of course, John Wayne
Nut farm ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A former drug store owner wants to buy a nut farm, but his wife is more interested in financing a motion picture
Dixie meal : by Florence Roberts by Florence Roberts( Book )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Païenne Païenne : instrumental by Florence Roberts( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra's affairs with Julius Ceasar and Marc Anthony affect Roman politics in the first century, B.C
Family collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The perils of Pauline: A sentimental biography of Pearl White, "The Perils of Pauline" tenderly looks back to days when she was the reigning queen of the movie serials
Your Uncle Dudley ( visu )
1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Back to nature ( visu )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"When druggist John Jones plans to give the opening address at the Neighborhood Druggists' Association convention held on the 4th of July at Crystal Lake, his family of three sons, two daughters, wife and mother, insists that they be allowed to come along and convinces him to buy a trailer for the outing. After various mishaps occur on the first day of travel, the Jones family stops for the night to set up camp. John instructs his skeptical sons, Jack and Roger, on the proper way to build a fire, but succeeds only in filling the trailer with smoke. His teen-aged daughter Bonnie climbs a tree to escape a playful bearcub, of whom she is terrified, and she is greatly relieved when a stranger, Tom Williams, pulls the cub away. Williams, who tells the family that he was left behind by his train, fixes the stove in the trailer and successfully intercedes when a deputy sheriff threatens to fine John for building a fire in a restricted area. At Crystal Lake, Williams courts Bonnie, and Jack falls for a vacationing girl named Mabel, who has a penchant for fast boats and peppy music, while John prepares his speech and his bookish adolescent daughter Lucy attempts to write a novel. After Jack and Mabel stave a rented motorboat, the owner, Mr. Sweeney, allows Jack to spade a large plot of land to pay for the repairs. Jack tricks Roger, an extremely entrepreneurly-minded adolescent, into digging the plot to find Indian arrowheads to sell. Roger, displeased, sneaks up on Jack kissing Mabel and takes their picture. When he threatens to show the photo to the fellows back home, Jack is forced to agree to Roger's price for the negative. Meanwhile, a Department of Justice official comes looking for Williams, really a fugitive from the Illinois State Penitentiary named Silky Walker. After Williams tricks the unsuspecting Bonnie into leaving with him in the family car, Roger finds a typed farewell note. John, with Jack and Roger, borrows Mr. Sweeney's car, which he learns too late has no brakes, and chases Williams and Bonnie. After Bonnie threatens to jump and John, unwittingly, does not let Williams get around him, Williams stops the car and concedes defeat. The family learns that the farewell note was from Lucy's romantic manuscript, and on the trip home, after John points out that they should have nothing more to do with strangers, he nevertheless stops to pick up a lone boy hitchhiking, whose large family, hiding behind bushes, then pile into the trailer"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
What price Hollywood? (1932) by George Cukor( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Satirical comedy drama. The making of a film star that makes a scandal becoming involved with a drunken director
A little book of rhymes and rhythms by Florence Roberts( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Miss Fane's baby is stolen ( visu )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Miss Madeline Fane is a famous California screen star who has been devoted to her baby son Michael since her husband's death the previous year. One morning she awakens to find Michael has been kidnapped. After a day, she calls in the police, who instantly begin an all-out search. A ransom note convinces her to call off the police, but the kidnappers are scared off at the assigned meeting place by a motorcyclist. The kidnappers, Bert, Sam and Dotty, take Michael to a remote area in the hills, where they become the neighbors of Mrs. Molly Prentiss and her family. Despite her poverty, Molly, who is a devoted fan of Miss Fane's, offers the hostile new neighbors vegetables and milk. The kidnappers have darkened Michael's hair and skin and tell Molly he is a girl. Meanwhile, the search for Michael incites women's clubs to speak out all over the country, and Miss Fane broadcasts her plight from an airplane. After Molly hears Miss Fane's broadcast, she becomes suspicious of her neighbors and their evasive ways. She goes to their cabin and discovers the baby is a boy. When Sam catches Molly leaving the cabin with the baby, she makes an excuse, abandoning the child, after which Sam sends her to get more milk. Molly sabotages the kidnappers' car and takes Michael, running for home under fire from their machine guns. Molly is unharmed and races in her car for help. The police arrest the kidnappers, and Molly brings Michael to Miss Fane at her mansion. The kidnappers are sentenced to life imprisonment, while Molly and her family are given a new life by the grateful, generous Miss Fane"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The Jones family in love on a budget ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
On their own ( visu )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Comedy set in a bungalow court in California
America's greatest westerns ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
To the last man: In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry
Goldie many know the painter, few know the man by Florence Roberts( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Torch singer ( visu )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Impoverished chorus girl Sally Trent checks into St. Anne's hospital as a charity case, and gives birth to a baby girl. Eventually, she is forced to give her daughter up for adoption because she unable to support her. After some hard luck, Sally becomes a notorious torch singer known as Mimi Benton, but while she is at her boyfriend's radio station, she fills in for the narrator of a children's hour and becomes the favorite of children all over the country. One day, the father of her child, Michael Gardner, returns from China and sincerely attempts a reconciliation, but Sally has seen too much of life to take him seriously. Doing the radio show touches Sally's heart, however, and she hires a detective to find her long-lost daughter. The detective comes up with nothing, and forlorn, Sally retreats from the world in a drunken stupor. With the help of her radio broadcast, Sally finds her daughter with Michael, who has just adopted her, and they reconcile"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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