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Colleen Moore : a Biography of the Silent Film Star.

Author: Jeff Codori
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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Colleen Moore (1899-1988) was one of the most popular and beloved stars of the American silent screen. Remembered primarily as a comedienne in such films as Ella Cinders (1926) and Orchids and Ermine (1927), Moore's career was also filled with dramatic roles that often reflected societal trends. A trailblazing performer, her legacy was somewhat overshadowed by the female stars that followed her, notably Louise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Codori, Jeff.
Colleen Moore : A Biography of the Silent Film Star.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Named Person: Colleen Moore; Colleen Moore
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Codori
ISBN: 9780786488995 0786488999 1280377852 9781280377853
OCLC Number: 792685336
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Forewords by Joseph Yranski and Judith Hargrave Coleman; Preface; 1. September 1895; 2. Port Huron, 1890s-1902; 3. Port Huron and Hillsdale, Michigan, 1905-1908; 4. Atlanta, Georgia, 1908-1911; 5. Chicago and Tampa, 1911-1916; 6. November 1916; 7. The Bad Boy, December 1916-January 1917; 8. April-December, 1917; 9. Selig Polyscope, 1918; 10. 1919; 11. Discovering Comedy; 12. "Dry Land; That's All."; 13. August 1920; 14. November 1920-March 1921; 15. April-June 1921; 16. Censorship; 17. August 1921-December 1921. 18. The Bitterness of Sweets (Look Your Best), March-May 192219. Forsaking All Others, September-October 1922; 20. The Nth Commandment, November-December 1922; 21. The Huntress, May-July 1923; 22. The Swamp Angel (Painted People), October-November 1923; 23. The Perfect Flapper, January-April 1924; 24. Sally; 25. The Desert Flower, February-April 1925; 26. European Tour, April-July 1925; 27. First National, Irene; 28. Ella Cinders, February 19-April 6, 1926; 29. Twinkletoes, July 26-September 15, 1926; 30. October 1926-April 1927; 31. Break with First National, May-June 1927. 32. New York and Arbitration, June-August 192733. October-November 1927; 34. Oh, Kay!, April-July 1928; 35. Colleen and Sound, August-October 1928; 36. Why Be Good?, November 1928-January 1929; 37. The Belair House and a Fairy Castle; Filmography; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Colleen Moore (1899-1988) was one of the most popular and beloved stars of the American silent screen. Remembered primarily as a comedienne in such films as Ella Cinders (1926) and Orchids and Ermine (1927), Moore's career was also filled with dramatic roles that often reflected societal trends. A trailblazing performer, her legacy was somewhat overshadowed by the female stars that followed her, notably Louise Brooks and Clara Bow. An in-depth examination of Moore's early life and film career, the book reveals the ways in which her family and the times in which she lived influenced the roles s.

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