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Guy, Alice 1873-1968

Overview
Works: 121 works in 264 publications in 5 languages and 3,499 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  History  Short films  Biography  Drama  Animated films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Restager , Performer, Other, Film editor, fmk
Classifications: PN1997, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alice Guy
The ocean waif( Visual )

9 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Guy-Blaché (French, 1873-1968), the world s first woman film director, made films for Gaumont in Paris (1896-1907), then had her own studio, the Solax Company, in Fort Lee, New Jersey (1910-1914). After Solax ceased production, she became a director for hire and went to work for The International Film Service, owned by William Randolph Hearst. The plot of THE OCEAN WAIF adheres closely to the Hearst agenda: a romantic story, plenty of pathos but no brutality, a likeable hero and an innocent young woman, and a suspenseful plot with a dramatic and happy ending ( the Mary Pickford school of narrative ). Guy-Blaché s parody of the Pygmalion-type love story gives equal screen time to each lover s point of view, but also skewers conventional class tropes. Doris Kenyon stars in the title role of an abused young woman who finds safety and eventually love in the arms of a famous novelist
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
America's first women filmmakers : Alice Guy-Blaché and Lois Weber by Alice Guy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Guy-Blaché was probably the first person (of either sex) to direct a narrative film. Her first film as she remembered it as an 1896 minute-long tale called la Fée aux Choux (The cabbage fairy) ; Lois Weber made films that looked deeply into society and behavior. For a time in the mid-1910s, she was both the most distinctive of auteurs and the highest salaried director in Hollywood
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and Léonce Perret, with both extensive examples of their work, and short biographies (in the cases of Feuillade and Perret)
Three films by Alice Guy Blachè( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1907, newly-married Alice and her husband Herbert Blachè immigrated to the United States where they owned and operated their own studio plant, Solax, first located in Flushing, N.Y. and then in Fort Lee, N.J. (1910-1914). Madame Blachè, as she was then known, produced, wrote scripts and directed films; she also trained a stock company of players and technicians. Guy's preferred milieu was the domestic sphere where traditional gender roles function as the source of unusual comedic situations. In A house divided (1913), a couple each suspect that the other is having an affair and upon the advice of a lawyer, they agree to "live together separately." Hand-written notes substitute for verbal communication between the protagonists and demonstrate Guy's skillful use of evolving narrative and stylistic devices. Canned harmony (1911), an early Solax comedy directed by Guy, incorporates devices including cross-dressing from the French Grand Guignol theatrical tradition. Billy, Evelyn's sweetheart, disguises himself as a virtuoso in order to impress her father. A phonograph secretly played by Evelyn shows Guy's ongoing interest in suggesting sound in the "silents." Falling leaves (1912) features the beautiful sets of Henri Menessieur, a Solax regular, who also worked on Guy's 1906 Gaumont passion play. Madame Blachè wrote and directed the drama which addresses the then-topical subject of tuberculosis in a heart-warming story of a young child's determination that her older sister survive until the last leaf falls
The origins of film( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Few individual artists have exerted as profound an influence upon the evolution of cinema as Alice Guy (later known as Guy-Blaché). With this collection of more than 60 films, culled from the world's leading archives and carefully mastered, Guy may no longer be seen as a "woman filmmaker." These films, produced by Guy for Gaumont before she moved to the U.S., reveal her to be an unqualified pioneer of motion pictures
Early women filmmakers : an international anthology( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. This anthology is dedicated to the memory of David Shepard (1940-2017), without whom these films, along with countless others, would simply not have been made available in such beautifully restored editions
The memoirs of Alice Guy Blaché by Alice Guy( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early women filmmakers : an international anthology by Various( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of 14 of early cinema's most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren."--Container
Alice Guy La première femme cinéaste de l'histoire du cinéma by Alice Guy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Few individual artists have exerted as profound an influence upon the evolution of cinema as Alice Guy (later known as Guy-Blaché). With this collection of more than 60 films, culled from the world's leading archives and carefully mastered, Guy may no longer be seen as a "woman filmmaker." These films, produced by Guy for Gaumont before she moved to the U.S., reveal her to be an unqualified pioneer of motion pictures
Gaumont : le cinéma premier by Alice Guy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Près de 100 films sélectionnés par Pierre Philippe donnant un aperçu de la production de la firme Gaumont avant la première guerre mondiale. Trois cinéastes pionniers pour un panorama sur le cinéma des premiers temps
Retour de flamme by Ferdinand Zecca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seminal films in the early development of motion pictures in France and the United States with each film preceded by extensive optional historical commentary
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema would later evolve. This fifth program examines some of the integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema. Interspersed with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibitions
Le cinéma premier. 1897-1913( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 100 films; gives an overview of the production of the Gaumont firm before World War I, featuring three pioneering directors: Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade, and Léonce Perret
Memorie di una pioniera del cinema by Alice Guy( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven silent films : lost for a century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of seven silent films, restored from 35mm nitrate prints "discovered" in a sea chest at a flea market in central California
The origins of film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of the gangster film: Narrow road: About an ex-convict torn between the devotion of a good woman and the lure of his criminal pals. Alias Jimmy Valentine: A remarkably realistic tale of bank heists and prison life
Autobiographie einer Filmpionierin by Alice Guy( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matrimony's speed limit( Visual )

4 editions published between 1910 and 2000 in English and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young businessman thinks that he must marry before noon in order to inherit a fortune, thanks to the manipulations of his fiancée"--DVD accompanying documentation
 
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The memoirs of Alice Guy Blaché
Alternative Names
Alice Guy-Blaché Film director

Alice Guy-Blaché Frans filmproducente (1873-1968)

Alice Guy-Blaché französisch-US-amerikanische Pionierin des Film, Filmregisseurin und Filmproduzentin

Alice Guy-Blaché reżyserka i producentka filmów pochodząca z Francji

Alice Guy cinéaste française

Alice Guy regista e produttrice cinematografica francese

Blachè, Alice

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Guy Blanche, Alice

Аліс Гі-Бланше

Ги-Блаше, Алис

אליס גי בלאשה

אליס גי בלאשה שחקנית צרפתייה

آلیس گی-بلاش بازیگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان فرانسوی

ആലിസ് ഗായ്-ബ്ലേക്ക്

アリス・ギィ

ギイ, アリス

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