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Love, Bessie

Overview
Works: 144 works in 374 publications in 5 languages and 5,112 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Short films  Comedy films  Musical films  Romance films  Epic films 
Roles: Actor, Commentator, Performer, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Bessie Love
The Broadway melody by ( Visual )

17 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
The lost world by Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

53 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Challenger, the man of vision who persuades his skeptical colleagues to return with him to a remote South American plateau where he has discovered living dinosaurs. Resisting danger and death, Challenger's party return to London in triumph with a captive Brontosaurus. But the beast excapes, turning the city into a shambles and standing the 20th century on it's head
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons( Visual )

2 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
Intolerance by D. W Griffith( Visual )

33 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favours equally between lovers of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive
Sunday bloody Sunday( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirty something divorcee, who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist. A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish( Visual )

8 editions published in 1916 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks came from Broadway to the movies in 1915 when high salaries were luring well-known stage actors to the new feature-length pictures. Although most of these performers failed to 'register' on camera and returned to New York, Fairbanks quickly became a supernova. His energetic, optimistic character, his ingratiating smile, his graceful, acrobatic stunts (he did his own), clever writing, and accomplished staging rapidly made Fairbanks one of the most admired stars in the world. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916), a modern-dress comedy, was directed by Christy Cabanne and John Emerson; it stars Fairbanks, Bessie Love, and Allan Sears. Fairbanks plays Coke Ennyday, a cocaine-using scientific detective investigating an opium-smuggling scheme, in this satire of the Sherlock Holmes stories
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most popular silent film of all time, this Civil War epic focuses on the northern Stoneman family, and the southern Cameron family before, during, and after the Civil War. Portrays life in the South during Reconstruction as rife with conflict between the defeated southern whites and the emancipated, renegade Blacks, which is resolved through the inception of the Ku Klux Klan
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
The Hollywood revue of 1929 by Charles Riesner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed Singin' in the Rain finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."--Container
The Matinee idol by Frank Capra( Visual )

11 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Ginger Bolivar's amateur stock company is invited to join superstar Don Wilson's Broadway review, little does she know that recently hired bit-part actor Harry Mann and Don are one and the same. Don believes the Bolivar Players are unintentionally funny, and has brought them to the Big Apple as a comedy act. But when "Harry" falls for Ginger, Don soon learns that humiliating the woman he loves is no laughing matter"--Container
The man with the megaphone( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent film directors were a flamboyant breed--pioneers who invented the art of film direction as they went along. Working conditions were chaotic. Open sets were built side by side and back to back, and live "mood" music was provided according to each star's taste. Despite deafening noise and constant distraction, directors talked their cast through every move and emotion, and from this confusion came great films
Intolerance : love's struggle throughout the ages by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four separate, interwoven stories, unified by the common theme of man's inhumanity to fellow man. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
The lost world ; The giant gila monster ; Superman : The Arctic giant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superman: The Arctic giant : Superman versus a thawed-out Tyrannosaurus
Matinee idol ; Frank Capra's American dream( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matinee idol: Superstar plans to make fun of a company of actors until he falls in love with the leading lady. Frank Capra's American dream: Highlights the life and career of Frank Capra
The half-breed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian half-breed, Leaping Brook, is raised and educated by a white man, but discovers that he is not welcome in the white community. He lives in a forest in California in a hollowed-out redwood tree. He becomes infatuated with a flirtatous white woman, Nellie Wynn, further alienating the local townspeople. When a young woman, Teresa, becomes a fugitive after stabbing her employer and the local sheriff, Leaping Brook takes her into his care and protects her. After saving her from a forest fire, he discovers that it is Teresa, not Nellie, whom he truly loves
The gaucho( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second title is a strange little comedy featuring Coke Ennyday, a cheerfully addicted cocaine-using "scientific detective" (in a parody of Sherlock Holmes), and his pursuit of a gang of opium smugglers
Before Mickey : an animated anthology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films (some with live-action) made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment. Featuring Felix, Bobby Bumps, Alice, and others
El mundo perdido( Visual )

16 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El profesor George Edward Challenger (Wallace Beery) dirige una expedicion hacia la selva, convencido de que en ese punto del planeta, una meseta del Mato Grosso, sobreviven animales prehistoricos. En su expedicion, el profesor Challenger va acompanado de un periodista (Lewis Stone) y de la hija de cieto explorador perdido (Bessie Love)"--Container
 
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