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Rex Ingram : visionary director of the silent screen

Rex Ingram : visionary director of the silent screen

Author: Ruth Barton
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Noted for his charisma, talent, and striking good looks, director Rex Ingram (1893-1950) is ranked alongside D.W. Griffith, Marshall Neilan, and Erich von Stroheim as one of the greatest artists of the silent cinema. Ingram briefly studied sculpture at the Yale University School of Art after emigrating from Ireland to the United States in 1911; but he was soon seduced by the new medium of moving pictures and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Named Person: Rex Ingram; Rex Ingram; Rex Ingram
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Barton
ISBN: 9780813147093 0813147093 9780813147116 0813147115
OCLC Number: 876686063
Description: x, 262 pages, 48 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Childhood in Ireland --
New York Bohemia and the lure of the movies --
Rex Ingram, director --
Apocalypse at Metro --
Conquering Metro --
Swashbucklers and other romances --
Escape to the desert --
Escape to Nice --
The magician of the Riviera --
Final films --
Sculptor, writer, artist, traveler --
The life, the legacy.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Ruth Barton.


In Rex Ingram, Ruth Barton explores the life and legacy of the pioneering filmmaker, following him from his childhood in Dublin to his life at the top of early Hollywood's A-list and his eventual  Read more...


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