Golden Images

41 Essays on Silent Film Stars

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About the Book

This work contains 41 engaging essays on players of the silent screen, from superstars like Rudolph Valentino and Clara Bow to fascinating figures like Clarine Seymour and Arthur Johnson. These stories range from the tragic (early deaths, drug problems, talkie-related career failures) to the triumphant (a surprising number of silent stars enjoyed long, happy lives). Many of these personalities have never before been covered in depth, and their careers highlight the entire silent era, from its beginnings in the 1890s to its demise in the late 1920s. These essays, earlier versions of which were published in Classic Images, have been completely reedited and rewritten, reflecting information later made available to the author.

About the Author(s)

Eve Golden is a longtime contributor to Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age, and she writes and edits for Movieline and More. She has also written full-length biographies of actresses Jean Harlow, Theda Bara and Anna Held.

Bibliographic Details

Eve Golden
Foreword by Bob King
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 239
Bibliographic Info: 96 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0834-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8354-9
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“one of the best authors on film today…engaging essays…delightful…exhaustive…detailed”—Classic Images; “dense with information”—Big Reel; “wonderful essays…excellent…writing is both thorough and accurate”—Silents Are Golden.